Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $280,000)
The Annual Probation Survey and the Annual Parole Survey are two separate data collections (collectively referred to as P&P) through which BJS annually obtains data on adults on probation and post-prison supervision (i.e., parole). The P&P data are obtained from administrative data maintained by state probation and/or parole agencies; municipal, county, or court agencies; and the federal system. Since 1980, BJS has used the P&P surveys to track the growth of and change in the adult probation and parole populations in the United States. Together, these two populations are known as the adult community corrections population. Community corrections data from the P&P collections, data from the National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) collections (counts of adults incarcerated in federal and state prisons), and jail data from the Annual Survey of Jails (counts of persons in local jails) are used to estimate the total adult correctional population in the United States.
Under this award, the recipient will be responsible for two major components of the P&P collections during the October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012 period: (1) Managing the transition of the P&P collections from the Census Bureau, and (2) Conducting recurring, annual P&P project tasks associated with the 2011 reference year data collection, including data management, data archiving, and the preparation of tables and reports.
Additional funding for subsequent data collection years under this award (up to 2014) are contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.