Committee Details

Committee on Law and Justice Statistics


To provide an interface for the Association with the legal, judicial, and criminal justice communities. As such, it will: help to disseminate information about legal and justice statistics activities throughout the statistics community; promote the development of quality statistical activities in civil and criminal justice settings; enhance the communication and presentation of statistical evidence in legal settings; consider and report on relevant issues to guarantee the integrity of statistical programs maintained by the U.S. Department of Justice and other appropriate agencies and organizations.


The committee has nine appointed members, three of whom are appointed/reappointed each year by the President Elect for three year terms, two liaisons appointed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and one liaison appointed by the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS). One of the members is appointed (when necessary) by the President Elect to serve as the Chair.

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Shipp, Stephanie
Professional Issues & Visibility CC Vice Chair (2022 - 2024)
Pierson, Steve
Staff Liaison (2014 - 2023)