This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $2,499,032)
This award will support a host of activities associated with the implementation of BJS's National Victimization Statistical Support Program (NVSSP) project.
The NVSSP is being designed to:
A. Provide scientific and technical support for statistical and methodological research, statistical analyses, documentation, and dissemination in support of BJS's efforts related to the redesign of its National Criminal Victimization Survey (NCVS);
B. Enhance BJS's statistical reporting program from the NCVS and other federal data on criminal victimization; and
C. Support BJS efforts to use the NCVS to inform its future decisions about the design and content of its victimization statistics program.
Through this project, BJS seeks to expand its capacity to conduct analyses of the NCVS and create technical documentation related to the survey's collection process. The goal is to increase the breadth of substantive issues that are addressed with the NCVS, both in the short-run and longer-term.
Through the NVSSP, BJS seeks to achieve various NCVS-reklated analytical enhancement. These include: (1) enhancing capabilities of the current NCVS to address key substantive issues in criminal victimization and to better understand the limitations of the current design for addressing these issues; (2) enhancing BJS's capacity to use the NCVS and other statistical collections to report on key policy issues in criminal victimization; and (3) enhancing the use of the NCVS by the broader research and stakeholder communities.
The NVSSP will assist BJS in its efforts to increase the utility and value of the NCVS, both internally and externally, and contribute to BJS developing a more active statistical research program in criminal victimization.
The primary tasks necessary to achieve these objectives include:
1) implementing the statistical research agenda that BJS and NVSSP devise;
2) producing routine statistical tabulations from the NCVS and responding to requests for routine statistics;
3) enhancing technical documentation about the NCVS data;
4) establishing a secure public- and restricted-use data center;
5) compiling other data on criminal victimization;
6) identifying research affiliates and facilitating their involvement in implementing the NVSSP statistical research agenda;
7) developing a dissemination strategy; and
8) devising, implementing, and maintaining a project communications strategy.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is interested in funding additional work related
to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and disseminating the resulting
products to the public. BJS envisions achieving these goals through an expansion of the National Victimization Statistical Support Program (NVSSP). Currently, the NVSSP involves a number of tasks requested by BJS that are being performed by RTI.
This supplemental award will fund some additional tasks and/or expand existing tasks. The four tasks that will be added or expanded with these supplemental funds are:
1) Continued development of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Subnational Estimation Program;
2) Assessment of undercoverage in the NCVS and better understanding of the correlates of victimization, including offending (i.e., Victim-Offender Overlap Study Pilot Test);
3) Continued development of the NVSSP homicide research program; and
4) Enhanced reporting of findings from the ongoing Campus Climate Survey Validation Study (CCSVS).
Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law.