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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.

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 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 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.

National Survey of Victim Service Providers Supplement (NSVSP)

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This award supplements the NSVSP work already underway by providing funding required to: (a) conduct a small (n = 9 VSPs) test to examine the usability of the NSVSP instrument and make modifications to the NSVSP instrument programming based on the results of the testing; (b) administer the NSVSP to a larger sample of VSPs than originally planned to support state-level estimates in addition to national estimates, specifically estimates in the 4 census regions and in the 14 states with the most VSPs; and (c) extend the data collection period by one month for a total of five months in the field.

FY19 Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) Continuation Program

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The Law Enforcement Core Statistics Program (LECS) focuses 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.

FY 2019 NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program: Support for Local Law Enforcement Agencies

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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 18 National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS X State) Implementation Assistance Program Continued Support for Program Participants

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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.

National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) 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 2018 Continuation of the Federal Justice Statistics Program

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The BJS Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP) serves as the national clearinghouse of administrative federal criminal case processing data. The FJSP is authorized by statute to collect, analyze, and disseminate comprehensive federal justice transaction statistics and to work jointly with other federal agencies to improve the quality of federal justice data (42 U.S.C. § 3732 (c) (15)). Under this program, administrative data are received from six federal justice agencies each year and standardized to enhance quality of case processing statistics.

Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program, 2018-21

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The goal of the FIST program is provide national estimates of the total number of firearm purchase applications received and denied pursuant to the Brady Act and similar state laws. FIST collects counts of firearm transfer applications and permit checks conducted by state and local agencies and combines them with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Instant Background Check (NICS) transaction data.

National Survey of Prosecutors, 2019 (NSP19)

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Under 34 U.S.C. § 10132 (c)(3), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is authorized to “collect and analyze data that will serve as a continuous and comparable national social indication of the prevalence, incidence, rates, extent, distribution, and attributes of crime.” To support this goal, BJS has conducted prior surveys of prosecutors and will update that information collection with this solicitation. The National Survey of Prosecutors, 2019 (NSP19) will focus on the administration of prosecution activities.

2019 Census of Jails and 2020-23 Annual Survey of Jails

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BJS conducts the COJ and the ASJ series to collect facility and jurisdiction level data on jail population. Since 1970, the COJ has been administered periodically to about 3,200 county and city jails (local jails) nationwide and from the Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities that function as jails. Started in 1982, the ASJ has been administered to a nationally representative sample of nearly 900 jail jurisdictions in years between censuses.

2019 Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories

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The Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories will collect information from and provide national-level statistics on publicly operated forensic crime laboratories. The topics will include policies, practices, services, staffing, and resources.

FY 2018 NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program: Support for Local Law Enforcement Agencies, Part 2

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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 18 Mortality in Correctional Institutions

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Mortality in Correctional Institutions (MCI) (formerly known as the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP) is a BJS flagship data collection that began in 2000. Through this collection, BJS measures mortality in correctional settings and reports on how and why inmates die in custody. BJS collects inmate mortality data annually from nearly 3,000 local jails and 50 state departments of corrections (DOCs). Respondents report the cause of death and circumstances surrounding the death, as well as decedent demographic characteristics.

Survey of Law Enforcement Personnel in Schools (SLEPS)

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A data collection that focused on the activities, roles, and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies and personnel who have responsibilities for interacting with and working in K-12 public schools. The tasks will require instrument design, a field test of that design, and a data collection that includes a nationally represented sample of law enforcement personnel working in schools.

Federal Law Enforcement Agency Deaths in Custody Reporting Program, 2018-2021

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks applications for the administration of the Federal Law Enforcement Agency Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (FDCRP), 2018-2021. The purposes of the FDCRP program is to (1) collect complete and accurate information on all federal arrest-related and detained or incarcerated deaths; (2) implement a consistent data collection program across all federal law enforcement agencies, and (3) increase efficiency and timeliness of data collection, analysis, and dissemination of findings.

FY 2018 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 2017. 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.

Annual Surveys of Probation and Parole (ASPP) 2015 2018

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The Annual Surveys Probation and Parole (ASPP) are two separate data collections, independently referred to as the Annual Probation Survey and Annual Parole Survey. Since 1980, the ASPP have collected aggregate data on the number of persons supervised on probation or parole (i.e., post-custody community supervision), together referred to as the community supervision population. The ASPP obtain aggregated data from administrative records maintained by state probation and/or parole agencies; local agencies (municipal, county, or court); and the federal system.

National Inmate Survey (NIS-4) 2019-20 - Jails

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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.

Analysis of Publicly Available Court Data (APACD)

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Analysis of Publicly Available Court Data (APACD) is a developmental effort to evaluate the availability, quality, and representativeness of publicly available court data in the U.S., determine any gaps in publicly available data and suitable alternative sources of data, and propose a nationally representative sampling plan to collect court data to support the production of national estimates of court activity.

National Prisoner Statistics Program (NPS) and the National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) 2015-2019

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The NPS and NCRP are flagship data collections for BJS that measure the size and nature of state and federal prison populations on an annual basis. The two collections complement each other by obtaining aggregate and detailed individual-level information on prisoners for use in characterizing the prison population over time, as well use in statistical analyses that have policy implications. The NPS collects aggregate counts of the male and female custody and jurisdictional prison populations on December 31st of each year.

FY 2018 Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program

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In 1995, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) began the FIST program to provide national estimates of the total number of purchase applications and denials resulting from the Brady Act and similar state laws. The FIST program collects information on firearm-related background checks conducted by state and local agencies, and combines this information with FBI NICS transaction data to calculate national estimates. The FIST program also collects information on reasons for denial, and provides estimates of application by jurisdiction and by each type of approval system.

FY 2018 NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program: Support for Local Law Enforcement Agencies, Part 3

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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.

Survey of Inmates in Local Jails (SILJ) Design, Testing, Data Collection and Dissemination

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BJS is seeking applications for funding to conduct both instrument and sampling design work, field test a survey of inmates in county and city jail, nationally field to a probable sample of jail inmates the Survey of Inmates in Local Jails (SILJ), and provide statistical and data dissemination support for the SILJ. The SILJ has been conducted periodically since 1972 and is a core collection for the BJS Corrections Statistics Program.