BJS encourages comments for 60 days through January 22, 2024, on the National Prisoner Statistics program: Maternal Health Supplement (NPS-MatHealth). Your comments on BJS’s request to the Office of Management and Budget, which is published in the Federal Register, should respond to one or more of the following:
- Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of BJS, including whether the information will have practical utility
- Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used
- Evaluate whether and if so, how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
- Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
Through the National Prisoner Statistics program: Maternal Health Supplement, BJS will collect data from 51 respondents on the number of pregnant women in custody, outcomes of pregnancies, the provision of pregnancy care and services, health status of pregnant women, racial and ethnic disparities, and more in maternal health at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels.