The Oregon Statistical Analysis Center provides the Governor, Legislature, and Criminal Justice Agencies with a capability for objective research and data analysis. Under this program SACs are eligible for funding to carry out data collection and analysis of criminal justice themes/topics of significant interest to criminal justice policy and decision makers. These themes are identified each year by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Justice Research and Statistics Association. In Oregon it is a function of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, funded in part by awards from the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S Dept. of Justice.