The CT Data Collaborative created this Web site as a paid sub-contractor to the IMRP, operating under policy directives from the Racial Profiling Prohibition Advisory Board. For the reasons set forth in the IMRP’s report, the IMPR restricted some of the visualization views and user interactivity in order to prevent inaccurate conclusions from being drawn due to limitations of the current data. See here for an explanation of these restrictions. However, consistent with the CT Data Collaborative’s operating principles, the raw data used for the visualizations are available for downloading from the site, and users are free to create their own visualizations and analyses. CT Data Collaborative welcomes feedback on the usefulness of the site and the Collaborative’s role in this project.
The Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at Central Connecticut State University, in consultation with the Office of Policy and Management (OPM), has established a Racial Profiling Prohibition Advisory Board to help oversee the design, evaluation, and management of the racial profiling study mandated by PA 12-74, “An Act Concerning Traffic Stop Information.” The IMRP is working with the advisory board and all appropriate parties to enhance the collection and analysis of traffic stop data in Connecticut. Resources for the project are being made available through the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) grant, as administered through the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
The primary purpose of the project is to monitor and prohibit racial profiling in Connecticut and to comply with NHTSA grant requirements and are outlined below.
The Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Advisory Board and the project staff have been meeting since May 2012 in an effort to outline a plan to successfully implement PA 12-74. The focus of this early phase of the project has been to better understand traffic stop data collection in other states. Four working groups were established to advise on various aspects of the process including; the standardized method for collecting, recording, reporting, and analyzing racial profiling data required by PA 12-74 and to accomplish tasks required to complete the Racial Profiling Prohibition Project.
For more information contact:
Policy & Research Specialist
Institute for Municipal & Regional Policy, Central Connecticut State University
Tel: 860.832.1872 or Email: email@example.com