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2010 BJS Visiting Fellow: Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring

Award Information

Awardee
Award #
2010-DJ-BX-K066
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2010
Total funding (to date)
$181,033

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $181,033)

BJS invited candidates to apply to its Visiting Fellow Program to undertake methodological research to enhance its capacity to implement an arrestee drug use monitoring program. The redesigned program is intended to collect drug use data and will produce reliable estimates of the prevalence of drug use among arrestees.

Under this award, the selected Visiting Fellow will be involved in efforts to assess the reliability of biological and survey responses, and methods to generate reliable
estimates of drug use by those who enter the criminal justice system.

Further, BJS expects that the Visiting Fellow will use arrestee drug abuse monitoring program data (ADAM and ADAM-II) to address substantive issues related to drug use among the arrestee population. The analysis shall encompass at a minimum ADAM data for the period from 2000 to 2008 and may include other relevant data if available.

BJS,in collaboration with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), is designing a new drugs and crime program. This program will specifically address the prevalence of drug use among individuals entering the criminal justice system, with special
attention paid to the arrestee population. A goal of this program is to provide reliable estimates of the prevalence of drug use among arrestees in sites participating in the collection. The program will also provide information about patterns and contexts of drug use, as well asinformation related to the interplay between serious drug use and crime.

The BJS Visiting Fellow will work with ADAM and ADAM-II data sets to inform BJS and NIJ
about existing data quality, prior response patterns, and current limitations of these collections.

Under this award, the BJS Vising Fellow will undertake methodological research to enhance BJS's capacity to design and implement an arrestee drug use monitoring program. The redesigned program will collect drug use data and will produce reliable estimates of the prevalence of drug use among arrestees.

The Visiting Fellow will be involved in efforts to assess the reliability of biological and survey responses and methods to generate reliable estimates of drug use by those who enter the criminal justice system.

CA/NCF

Date Created: September 22, 2010