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Expired Funding Opportunities

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This page presents expired funding opportunities from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Use the search filters below to find specific solicitations. Select a solicitation title to see details about the solicitation along with any resulting awards.

National Pretrial Reporting Program

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The National Pretrial Reporting Program (NPRP, renamed State Court Processing Statistics) series compiles information on criminal justice processing of persons charged with felony offenses in state courts, with particular attention to pretrial release and detention. NPRP was historically collected prospectively, following case filings for twenty four (homicides) or twelve months (all other cases). Data were collected from courts and criminal justice agencies in 40 of the 75 largest urban counties.

National Victimization Statistical Support Program 2020

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Project Description: (18,000 characters max) The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking an agent to support the continuation of the National Victimization Statistical Support Program (NVSSP). The NVSSP is designed as a flexible vehicle for providing scientific and technical support for statistical and methodological research, statistical analyses, documentation, and dissemination related to BJS work on crime and victimization. This vehicle is critical to provide methodological and statistical expertise that complements and supplements the current BJS staffing structure.

Criminal Cases in State Courts (continuation award)

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The Criminal Cases in State Courts CCSC was originally solicited as the Analysis of Publicly Available Data APACD in FY2018 to collect case level state court data using a variety of methods. During the project, BJS and the project team determined a larger sample size was necessary to generate nationally representative statistics. Additionally, BJS and the project team restricted the data collection methodology to include only data extracts, both of which drove up the cost of data collection.

NCS-X Project: Technical Assistance and Implementation Support

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The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Initiative is part of a national movement to expand the number of law enforcement (LE) agencies reporting incident-based crime data to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NCS-X seeks to transition a select sample of 400 LE agencies from across the country, including all of the largest agencies, to NIBRS, in order to use NIBRS data to generate national crime statistics.

FY 2019 National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS X) Implementation Assistance Program

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The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Initiative is part of a national movement to expand the number of law enforcement (LE) agencies reporting crime data to the FBIs National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NCS-X seeks to transition a select sample of 400 LE agencies from across the country, including all of the largest agencies, to NIBRS, in order to use NIBRS data to generate national crime statistics.

FY 2019 State Justice Statistics for Statistical Analysis Centers Technical Assistance Program

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is publishing this notice to announce the Technical Assistance Program to support activities under the State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SJS-SAC) in fiscal year 2019. The SJS-SAC program is designed to maintain and enhance each state capacity to coordinate statistical activities in the state, conduct research on relevant criminal justice issues, and serve as a liaison to help BJS gather data from state agencies.

NCS-X NIBRS Estimation Project

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The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Initiative is part of a national movement to expand the number of law enforcement (LE) agencies reporting incident-based crime data to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NCS-X seeks to transition a select sample of 400 LE agencies from across the country, including all of the largest agencies, to NIBRS, in order to use NIBRS data to generate national crime statistics.

FY 2019 Survey of Law Enforcement Personnel in Schools (SLEPS) Supplement

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The applicant is expected to complete all work associated with the existing SLEPS funding and under the new supplement. The applicant is expected to complete all work associated with successfully fielding and delivering the data for the LEA and SRO data collections and to do so according to the time frames that BJS establishes. Under the supplement, the applicant will conduct the LEA and SRO data collections with increased sample sizes and will also conduct the SRO data collection across two waves.

FY 2019 National Criminal History Improvement Technical Assistance Program (NCHIP TA)

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Through this solicitation, BJS is seeking a national technical assistance service provider to support the goals and objectives of its National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) and NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP). Direct technical assistance is provided to states, territories, and tribal jurisdictions to ensure that records systems are developed and managed to conform to FBI standards, ensure jurisdictions are using the most appropriate technologies, and adhere to the highest standards of practice with respect to privacy and confidentiality.

FY 2019 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

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The NCHIP grant program aims to improve the nation ™s safety and security by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information and by ensuring the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and noncriminal justice background check systems. Achieving this goal is contingent on accomplishing four objectives: .Providing direct financial and technical assistance to states, state courts and tribes to improve their criminal records systems and other related systems in an effort to support background checks, including NICS checks. .

FY 2019 NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP)

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The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110 180), codified at 34 U.S.C. 40912 (NIAA), was signed into law on January 8, 2008, in the wake of the April 2007 shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech. The Virginia Tech shooter was able to purchase firearms from a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) because information about his prohibiting mental health history was not available to the NICS, and the system was therefore unable to deny the transfer of the firearms used in the shootings.

2020 Criminal History Record Assessment and Research Program (CHRARP)

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking proposals to support the Criminal History Record Assessment and Research Program (CHRARP). This statistical program furthers BJS's mission to produce accurate and timely information on the recidivism and criminal histories of offenders. The recipient of funds will transform automated criminal history records from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the FBI into databases that support statistical research and studies on the offending patterns of various cohorts of individuals.

FY 2019 Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2020-23

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The SJIC collects information from all known operating confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities 80 as of 2014 operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs BIA . The SJIC collects information pertaining to jail inmate population counts, movements, and characteristics on the last weekday in the month of June each year.

FY 2019 Statistical Support Program

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The BJS Statistical Support Program (BJS SSP is designed to provide scientific and technical support for statistical and methodological research, statistical analyses, documentation, and dissemination services in support of BJS's Criminal Justice Statistics Program (CJSP). Through the CJSP, BJS collects and publishes statistics about crime and the operations of the criminal justice system. The CJSP encompasses more than 30 separate statistical collections about policing, prosecution, the courts, institutional corrections, and community supervision.

Survey of Public Defenders (SPD)

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications for the testing and fielding of a data collection program that surveys public defenders. This study will continue BJS’s efforts to collect data on indigent defense in the United States. It will extend the efforts of the Census of Public Defender Offices (CPDO) and National Survey of Indigent Defense Systems (NSIDS) to enhance our understanding of the work done by attorneys who represent indigent clients.

Survey of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies (SCLEA)

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The award recipient, working with BJS, will develop a plan for surveying law enforcement agencies deployed by public and private institutions of higher education. SCLEA was last administered in 2011. The recipient of funds will be asked to verify and update the sampling frame, design a sampling strategy, convene an expert panel meeting to review the survey instrument and survey contact strategies if the applicant and BJS determine such a meeting is necessary, and submit the sampling plan and survey to BJS.

National Inmate Survey (NIS-4 Prisons) 2018-19

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On September 4, 2003, President George W. Bush signed the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Public Law 108 79). The act requires BJS to carry out, for each calendar year, a comprehensive statistical review and analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape. The act further instructs BJS to collect survey data: the Bureau shall use surveys and other statistical studies of current and former inmates. The law was passed in part to overcome a shortage of available research on the incidence and prevalence of sexual violence in correctional facilities.

FY 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship Program for Criminal Justice Statistics

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications under its Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program, which provides awards to accredited universities for doctoral research that uses BJS'™s criminal justice data or statistical series and focuses on one of the top Department of Justice (DOJ) priorities: enhancing national security and countering terrorism threats, securing the borders and enhancing immigration enforcement, reducing violent crime and promoting public safety, or prosecuting federal drug crimes and enforcing the rule of law.

State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers, 2019

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This program announcement describes the guidelines and requirements of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs). Since 1972, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and its predecessor agency, the National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service, have provided support to state and territorial governments to establish and operate SACs to collect, analyze, and report statistics on crime and justice to federal, state, and local levels of government and to share state level information nationally.

Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) Program

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The Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) Program will focus on the organizational characteristics of law enforcement agencies (LEAs). The goal of the program is to provide accurate and timely national statistics about the personnel, operations, policies, and procedures of state, local, and tribal LEAs in the United States. The LECS includes three of BJS ™s core law enforcement collections: Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) core survey, Survey of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies (SCLEA) and the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA).

FY 2019 BJS Graduate Research Fellowship Program for Criminal Justice Statistics

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications under its Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program. This program provides awards to accredited universities for doctoral research that uses BJSs criminal justice data or statistical series and focuses on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics. BJS invests in doctoral education by supporting universities that sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to complete doctoral degree programs successfully in disciplines relevant to the mission of BJS, and who are in the final stages of graduate study.

FY 2019 BJS Visiting Fellowship Program in Criminal Justice Statistics

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BJS Visiting Fellows Program aims to facilitate collaboration between academic scholars and government researchers in survey methodology, statistics, economics, and social sciences. BJS Visiting Fellows have the unique opportunity to address substantive, methodological, and analytic issues relevant to BJS programs and to further knowledge about and understanding of the operation of the criminal justice system.

FY 2019 National Survey of Tribal Courts

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BJS is seeking applications to update and conduct the 2019 National Survey of Tribal Courts. Tasks include update the questionnaire, conduct cognitive testing, and implement the full data collection for the reference year 2019. The NSTCS19 will collect information on the administration and operation of the estimated nearly 300 tribal courts in the U.S. The survey collects trending data on core NSTCS items, such as office staff size, staff benefits and resources, sources of funding, caseload and calls for services.