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BJS Announces 60-day Notice for Proposed New Collection: Census of Victim Service Providers (VSP Census)

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) encourages comments for 60 days until March 11, 2016, on the Census of Victim Service Providers, which will be the first national collection to gather data on the characteristics, functions, and resources of entities that provide assistance to victims of crime or abuse. Your comments to BJS's requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), published in the Federal Register, should address one or more of the following four points

  • whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
  • the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
  • whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
  • the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.
Date Published: March 14, 2016