Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $2,997,627)
BJS published the "FY 2013 Continuation of the Federal Justice Statistics Program" solicitation to seek applicants to administer its Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP) to collect, standardize, link, analyze, and disseminate comprehensive federal justice transaction statistics. FJSP provides comprehensive and detailed information about the federal justice system's processing of criminal cases.
The FJSP provides annual data on workload, activities, and outcomes associated with federal criminal cases. Information is acquired on all aspects of processing in the federal justice system, including arrests, prosecution decisions, referrals to magistrates, court dispositions, sentencing outcomes, sentence length, and time served. The FJSP receives the source data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC), and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
Under this award, the recipient will be responsible for tasks involved in receiving 2013, 2014, and 2015 datasets from six federal agencies, converting 2012 (already received), 2013, and 2014 data into SAF format using SAS statistical software code, implementing guidelines to ensure data quality and confidentiality standards, and creating a longitudinal approach to include all available data.
The recipient will also provide technical assistance to BJS and others in using the FJSP data, preparing data and documenting files to update and expand the BJS online query tool, and assisting BJS to create additional online statistical reporting capabilities.
The recipient will also prepare data files and documentation for submission to the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD).
The recipient will prepare the annual Federal Criminal Justice Statistics bulletin and annually produce four data briefs on issues of timely substantive importance. (ca/ncf)