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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.

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.

FY 2018 NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP)

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The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, Pub. L. 110-180 (NIAA or the Act), 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.

FY 2018 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

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This program is intended 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.

FY 2018 NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program: Support for Local Law Enforcement Agencies, Part 1

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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 2018 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 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 2018 BJS Visiting Fellows: Criminal Justice Statistics Programs

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BJS s 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.

State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers, 2018

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This program announcement describes the guidelines and requirements of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 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.

FY 2017 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 2017 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 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.

Federal Justice Statistics Analytical Support Program

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP) collects, standardizes, and publishes statistics about the federal response to crime and the operation of the federal criminal justice system. The FJSP produces annual standardized data files (Standard Analysis Files, or SAFs), which document the federal criminal case processing stages from arrest, to prosecution, pretrial release, adjudication, sentencing, appeals, and corrections. BJS seeks an agent to implement the Federal Justice Statistics Analytical Support Program (FJSASP) project.

FY 2017 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's 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.

National Inmate Survey (NIS-4) 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.

National Victimization Statistical Support Program

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The National Victimization Statistical Support Program (NVSSP) project is designed to: (1) provide scientific and technical support for statistical and methodological research, statistical analyses, documentation, and dissemination in support of BJS's efforts related to the redesign of its National Criminal Victimization Survey (NCVS); (2) enhance BJS's statistical reporting program from the NCVS and other federal data on criminal victimization; and (3) support BJS efforts to use the NCVS to inform its future decisions about the design and content of its victimization statistics program.

Census of Medical Examiners and Coroners' Offices

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications for the administration of the 2017 Census of Medical Examiners and Coroners’ Offices (CMEC). This census will obtain and update information about operations, workload, staffing, training, policies, and procedures of approximately 2000 medical examiners and coroners’’ (ME/C) offices that are responsible for the medico legal investigation of death.

FY 2017 Small Area Estimation Expansion

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Though the NCVS was originally designed to provide national level estimates of criminal victimization, BJS has recognized an increasing need for victimization data at the state and local level. The three major reviews of the NCVS program (Penick and Owens, 1976; Biderman et al., 1986; Groves and Cork, 2008) all point to the demand local criminal justice administrators have for empirical information to shape policy.

FY 17 National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X-State) 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 2017 Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities (CSFACF)

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This award covers the design, testing, and implementation of the Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities (CSFACF). The CSFACF provides detailed information about the facilities in which the majority of the nation's incarcerated population is held, including traditional institutional facilities, as well as community-based correctional centers.

National Criminal History Improvement 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 2017 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.

2017 NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program: Phase IV - Support for State Programs

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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 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.