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Mission Statement

The Research Center is the analytical engine of the Department of Justice dedicated to applying a scientific approach to legal review, policy and data analysis, and empirical studies leading to data driven decisions. Through collaboration, the Research Center provides departmental support in litigation, legislation and policy analysis, and reporting and publications on public policy issues confronting California that affects the work of the Department.

The Research Center’s team of highly skilled social science researchers conducts general research services to make data driven decisions in California.

The Research Center conducts a wide variety of research and data services such as empirical social science studies and literature reviews, program evaluations and process improvement auditing, rigorous qualitative reviews, advanced statistical modeling, recidivism reporting, and also handles data requests.


A transparency initiative led by the California Department of Justice that publishes criminal justice data so we can understand how we are doing, hold ourselves accountable, and improve public policy to make California safer.

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Data Request

The Research Center provides authorized individuals access to California Department of Justice data. Please click on the link below for information on how to request access to data.

Contact Us

For more information on our department research initiatives, please contact:

Research Center
Office of the Attorney General
California Department of Justice
P.O. Box 903417, Room G-110
Sacramento, CA 94203-4170


Data Request:
(916) 210-3260

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