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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.

Crime Indicators Working Group

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Through this solicitation, BJS is seeking an applicant to provide analytical and logistical support for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)Crime Indicators Working Group (CIWG) project. To succeed in achieving CIWG goals, the meetings must be well designed and organized.

Annual Surveys of Probation and Parole (ASPP), 2015-2018

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The 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 Prisoner Statistics and National Corrections Reporting Program

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks a data collection and analysis agent for the National Prisoner Statistics program (NPS) and the National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) for the data years of 2015 through 2019. This marks the first time the two programs will be competed as a single package. 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.

FY 2017 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.

Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) Program

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The LECS is designed to capture critical data on the management and administration of law enforcement agencies in a systematic and efficient manner through the sequential administration of the LEMAS, CSLLEA, and FLEO data collections. Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey The LEMAS survey is the most systematic and comprehensive source of national data on law enforcement personnel, expenditures and pay, operations, equipment, computers and information systems, and policies and procedures.

FY 2017 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 2017 Correctional Mortality Statistics Program

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The CMSP collection is a national database containing information about each death occurring in state and federal prisons and in local jails. Data on inmates who die while in the custody of local, state, or federal authorities are submitted annually, and provide data on the cause and manner of death, individual demographic and criminal justice characteristics, and circumstances surrounding the death.

FY 2017 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.

2017 Annual Survey of Jails

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Begun in 1982, the Annual Survey of Jails (ASJ) is a sample-based, annual survey of local jail facilities that provides the source of nationally representative data on jail populations. Through the ASJ, BJS produces national estimates of the demographic characteristics of the local jail population as well as tracking changes in the jail population, jail capacity and crowding, the flow of inmates moving into and out of jails, and use of jail space by other correctional institutions.

FY 2017 Capital Punishment

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BJS uses the Capital Punishment collection to compile aggregate and individual-level data describing inmates under sentence of death in each State, the District of Columbia, and the Federal system at the end of each calendar year. The CP allows BJS to track offenders under sentence of death from sentencing through execution or other removal from death row, and to put out reports on the use of the death penalty across jurisdictions over time.

State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Center, 2017

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This program announcement describes the guidelines and requirements of the FY 2016 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 BJS Faculty Research Fellowship Program in Criminal Justice Statistics

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Through this competitive solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking a professional or scholarly society to administer a BJS-sponsored Faculty Research Fellowship Program. This fellowship program aims to increase the pool of researchers who use criminal justice statistical data generated by BJS, thereby contributing solutions that better prevent and control crime and help ensure the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States. The research fellowships envisioned will be relatively small-scale projects that can be completed within 6 months.

Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program

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In 1995, 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 applications by jurisdiction and by each type of approval system.

FY 2017 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.

BJS FY 17 Survey of Juveniles Charged in Adult Criminal Courts

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The Survey of Juveniles Charged in Adult Criminal Courts (SJCACC) is the only national-level data collection of persons under the age of 18 processed as adults in criminal court. In addition, it is the first BJS state and local courts data collection since 2009. These data will allow BJS to describe the characteristics of this population, the offenses with which they are charged and convicted, and the legal methods by which they reach criminal court.

National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Implementation Assistance Program: Phase 1 Support for State Program

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The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) is an effort to expand the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) into a nationally representative system of incident-based crime statistics. BJS and the FBI are implementing NCS-X with the support of other Department of Justice agencies, including the Office for Victims of Crime. At the outset of the project, the FBI and BJS signed a joint statement of support for NCS-X (http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/NCS-X_FBI_BJS%20Joint_Statement.pdf).

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

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The SILJ has been conducted periodically since 1972 and is a core collection for the BJS Corrections Statistics Program. The primary purposes of this omnibus survey are to generate nationally representative estimates of the characteristics of jail inmates and to track changes in these characteristics over time, conduct studies of inmates on special topics, and identify policy-relevant changes in jail populations.

Criminal History Record Assessment and Research Program (CHRARP)

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This statistical program furthers BJS's mission to produce accurate and timely information on the criminal histories of offenders. The recipient of funds will transform automated criminal history records into databases that support statistical research and studies of the criminal behaviors for various cohorts of individuals.

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 2015. 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.

Survey of Law Enforcement Personnel in School (SLEPS)

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A new data collection 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.

Methodological Research to Support the Redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey: Sub-National Estimates

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This award addresses a continuation of the NCVS subnational companion study project work already underway and in the final phase. The award will provide the additional funding required to complete the NCVS-CS data collection with the full sample in wave 2 of the final data collection field test. The study will use tested nonresponse follow-up techniques to ensure adequate precision to assess the final design. The project team has estimated that the supplemental costs needed to administer the final wave 2 collection will require approximately $1 million.

Local Jail Reporting Program

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BJS is investigating whether Appriss, Inc., the nation’s largest aggregator of administrative jail data, can provide individual-level data on jail inmates that could compliment and/or replace some of the information we collect annually from jail administrators. This award will supplement will an original small collaborative agreement in FY 15 with Appriss by expanding the number of jail jurisdictions covered and limiting the data to a single year, 2014.

BJS Analytic Resource Center

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Through the BJS-ARC project, BJS aims to undertake and complete methodological research that will complement its routine collection and reporting of criminal justice system statistics under its Criminal Justice Statistics Program. Through its CJSP, BJS develops and disseminates statistics that describes the operations of the criminal justice system; the attributes of law enforcement, prosecution, judicial, and correctional agencies at the federal, state and local levels; and undertakes special projects to develop new statistical collections and methodologies.

Methodological Research to Support National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) seeks an applicant to conduct methodological work to develop improved strategies for the production of national estimates of children’s exposure to violence.