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FY 2016 Federal Justice Statistics Program

Award Information

Award #
2016-BJ-CX-K044
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2016
Total funding (to date)
$7,999,749

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $999,997)

BJS published the "FY 2016 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 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 datasets from six federal agencies, converting 2015 (already received) data into SAF format using SAS statistical software code, implementing guidelines to ensure data quality and confidentiality standards, and updating the dyad link files. 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)

Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law.

Date Created: September 15, 2016