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Criminal Justice

Evaluation Services

The SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division (CJRD) provides independent evaluation and research services for various public health and safety programs throughout San Diego County. The Division maintains cooperative relationships with local justice agencies which provide access to database records (police, prosecution, probation, and courts) necessary to conduct locally-funded studies and fulfill national research contract commitments.

The CJRD brings with it a wealth of knowledge and experience conducting independent project evaluations for public health and safety programs.  In addition to our highly trained bilingual interviewers, we are able to program, analyze, and deliver high quality research at reasonable costs with personal, knowledgeable, and friendly service. We regularly translate our surveys into Spanish, and have experience interviewing in both English and Spanish.

Services we offer include:

  • Research and Evaluation Design
  • Overall Survey Design
  • Sampling Design
  • Telephone Surveys
  • Community Surveys
  • Needs Assessment
  • Quantitative Data Analysis & Evaluation
  • Qualitative Research & Evaluation including Focus Groups & Nominal Groups
  • Web-Based & Mailed Surveys
  • Face-to-Face Interviews & Intercepts
  • Data Entry & Analysis
  • Database Management
  • Written Reports & Presentations
  • GIS Mapping
  • Consultation

Agencies seeking our services should contact Dr. Cynthia Burke, Division Director, to discuss research and evaluation policies and procedures.   

Project Manager

Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director, Research and Program Management
Phone: (619) 699-1910, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or