As Executive Director of NSAI (the Norwich Studies & Analysis Institute and parent company of VCJR) I, unfortunately, find myself in a position where I feel compelled to bring all of you who dealt with VCJR over the last 20+ years up to date.
The former Director of the VCJR has decided to start a new non-profit organization known as CRG which will do the same work that was being done by VCJR (and with predominantly the same staff). While there may be nothing technically wrong with doing that, in my opinion I find it quite an ethical stretch for CRG to start posting reports that are the property of NSAI on their new website, thus implying that the work was done by CRG when, in fact, the work was done while that same staff were employees of NSAI/VCJR.
And, again in my own opinion, I don't believe it can be justified by the (somewhat) of a disclaimer posted on the front page (".....while serving on staff at the Vermont Center for Justice Research…..).
I would like to close by letting you know that it has been a pleasure working with all of you over the years.
Dr. Paul E. Tartaglia
Executive Director, NSAI
The Vermont Center for Justice Research was established in 1987 by Executive Order as Vermont’s Statistical Analysis Center to collect and analyze criminal and juvenile justice information and provide technical assistance to state and local criminal justice agencies.
The Center is currently being managed by the Norwich Studies and Analysis Institute, a non-profit research institution located in Northfield, Vermont.
The Center’s experience, technical expertise, resources, and reputation for impartial analysis have established the organization as a leader in criminal justice policy, planning, and evaluation projects.
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