Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $999,892)
This award results from a competitive selection emanating from the FY 2013 BJS Federal Justice Statistics Analytical Resource Center (FJS-ARC) solicitation.
The two primary aims of the FJS-ARC solicitation require that the awardee: 1) enhance the use of the FJSP data, particularly the Dyad Link File System, by developing high quality reports on substantive issues in the federal criminal justice system; and 2) propose and conduct methodological research to identify gaps and limitations of the FJSP data series (including the Dyad Link File System) and propose methodological/statistical solutions.
To achieve these aims, the awardee for the FJS-ARC will identify and retain the support of recognized substantive and methodological experts as affiliates to complement the project staff. Throughout the course of this four year project, the priorities of the FJS-ARC will be determined by BJS senior leadership in consultation with the BJS program manager, the awardee, and project affiliates. The project will require that the awardee have a strong capacity to be flexible in responding to project demands and priorities that will shift across substantive areas as well as a research agenda in proposing topics for analysis.