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BJS Strategic Plan, FY 2024–2029

The goals and initiatives identified in this plan will enhance the collection, production, and dissemination of critical, timely, and high-impact statistical information necessary for development and implementation of criminal justice policies and programs.

BJS Strategic Plan Goals: 1 Produce Official Statistics on the CJ system 2. Modernize Data Collections, analysis, and publication; 3. Improve Business Processes and Operational enrichment; 4. Empower a diverse workforce; 5. Improve customer service and outreach.

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