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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.

BJS FY 16 Visiting Fellows Program Criminal Justice Statistics Programs Corrections Unit

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The visiting fellow will also continue his work with the Corrections Unit by completing his current work on life expectancy of state prisoners. Life expectancy estimates better inform whether the known mortality advantage of incarcerated persons (i.e. incarcerated persons have a lower mortality rate than their U.S. population counterparts) is temporary or permanent by calculating the number of person years of life gained, or lost, due to incarceration.

FY 2016 National Survey of Victim Service Organizations

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Prior to the 1980s, crime control policy paid very little attention to victims of crime. This changed dramatically in the 1980s with the creation of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and other efforts to make victims whole and to take their suffering into account in criminal justice policy and practice. OVC funds a broad array of services for victims of crime, including compensation. In the 1990s, OVC was joined by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) in supporting service provision as well as advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC-3) 2017-18

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The purpose of this award is to provide funding through a cooperative agreement for a collection agent to administer the third round of the National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC-3). NSYC-3 will gather self-reported sexual assault data from youth in juvenile correctional facilities.

BJS FY 2016 National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Implementation Assistance Program: Phase III - Support for Large Local Agencies

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The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) project seeks to build a nationally representative system of incident level records on offenses known to law enforcement agencies. The project will leverage the existing data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation™s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) by recruiting a carefully selected sample of 400 law enforcement agencies to join the more than 6,500 agencies currently reporting data to NIBRS.

Survey of Prison Inmates Statistical Support Center (SPISSC)

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) Survey of Prison Inmates (SPI), formerly known as the Surveys of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, is used to collect and analyze data from state and federal prisoners, and to produce national statistics on the U.S. prison population. BJS seeks an agent to implement the Survey of Prison Inmates Statistical Support Center (SPISSC) project.

Deaths in Custody Reporting Program and Annual Survey of Jails, 2016-2020

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BJS initiated the DCRP in response to the Death in Custody Reporting Act (DICRA) of 2000 (P.L. 106-297), which encouraged states to report certain information related to the deaths of individuals in the custody of law enforcement agencies. BJS developed three data collection efforts under the DCRP; these obtained data on deaths in state prisons, in local jails, and in the process of arrest to include deaths occurring in police lockups. BJS has collected data under the DCRP since 2000 and currently collects data directly from state prisons and local jails.

FY 2016 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.

BJS FY 2016 National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Implementation Assistance Program: Phase II - Support for State Programs

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The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) project seeks to build a nationally representative system of incident level records on offenses known to law enforcement agencies. The project will leverage the existing data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation™s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) by recruiting a carefully selected sample of 400 law enforcement agencies to join the more than 6,500 agencies currently reporting data to NIBRS.

FY 2016 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 an academic organization to administer a BJS-sponsored Faculty Research Fellowship Program. The ultimate goal of the fellowship program is to increase the pool of researchers using 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.

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.

Arrest-Related Deaths Program, 2017-2019

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Research and data-collection activities for the Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD) portion of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP) of the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) annual data collections on deaths in custody. The DCRP data collection has three components: local jails, state prisons, and law enforcement agencies. The third component and the focus of this announcement is on individual-level data on persons who died in the process of arrest or in the custody of state of local law enforcement personnel.

Survey of Public Defenders: A Design Study (SPDDS)

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The Survey of Public Defenders: A Design Study (SPDDS) will continue the ongoing efforts of BJS to systematically describe the provision of legal services to the indigent and will extend the foundational work of the Census of Public Defenders Offices (CPDO 2007) and National Survey of Indigent Defense Providers (NSIDS 2013) to enhance our understanding of the work done by public defenders. While the CPDO and NSIDS were agency level surveys, the proposed new data collection effort will survey the public defenders who provide services to adults and juveniles charged with a criminal offense.

2016 Visiting Fellows: Criminal Justice Statistics Programs

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Visiting Fellowship Program intended to facilitate collaboration between academic scholars and government researchers in survey methodology, statistics, economics, and social science. BJS Visiting Fellows are provided 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 2016 Annual Survey of Probation and Parole, 2015-2018

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The ASPP collection is BJS’s most comprehensive source of information about persons under community supervision, which accounts for the largest segment of the adult correctional population in the United States. At yearend 2013, more than 4.75 million adults were under community supervision in the United States, including 3.9 million probationers and more than 850,000 parolees. About 7 in 10 persons under correctional supervision in the United States lived in the community in 2013, compared to 3 in 10 who were incarcerated in prison or jail.

Comparisons of Criminal History Information Systems in the United States and Other Nations (CCHIS)

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The criminal history information system is maintained in the U.S. by tens of thousands of law enforcement agencies, courts, corrections systems, state and federal repositories. It is used as a primary information resource by criminal justice professionals for a wide variety of reasons, by others to conduct background checks and by researchers to understand the nature of criminal careers and the effect of interventions on criminal behavior. Little is known about how the U.S. criminal history systems compares with those in other industrialize nations.

FY 2016 NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP)

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This program was authorized by the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NIAA). The NIAA was enacted 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 License (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.

2016 Graduate Research Fellowship Program for Criminal Justice Statistics

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Graduate Research Fellowship Program will provide awards for doctoral students research that utilizes criminal justice data or statistics and focuses on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics to accredited universities that offer research-based doctoral degrees. 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 2016 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 used for criminal justice and noncriminal justice background checks.

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

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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 2015 through 2019. This marks the first time the two programs will be competed together. The NPS and NCRP are BJS’s flagship data collections measuring the size and composition of state and federal prison populations on an annual basis.

State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers, 2016

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This program provides funding to State Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs). Since 1972 , the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has 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. The program is designed to maintain and enhance each state's capacity to address criminal justice issues through the collection and analysis of data.

Survey of Juveniles Charged in Adult Criminal Courts, SJCACC

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The SJCACC is BJS's first effort to understand how person under the age of 18 are processed through adult criminal courts. The characteristic of this unique population may provide special challenges and different outcomes compared to adult criminal defendants. No other data collection has provided the comprehensive information sought by this program.

BJS FY 15 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

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The Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA) generates an enumeration of all publically funded law enforcement agencies operating in the United States. For the purposes of the CSLLEA, a “law enforcement agency” is a publically-funded government entity responsible for enforcing laws, maintaining public order, and promoting public safety. To be within scope of the CSLLEA, a law enforcement agency must employ the equivalent of one full-time sworn personnel with general arrest powers.

BJS FY 15 National Survey of Victim Service Organizations

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
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Prior to the 1980s, crime control policy paid very little attention to victims of crime. This changed dramatically in the 1980s with the creation of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and other efforts to make victims whole and to take their suffering into account in criminal justice policy and practice. OVC funds a broad array of services for victims of crime, including compensation. In the 1990s, OVC was joined by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) in supporting service provision as well as advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

BJS FY 15 Law and Justice Statistics Methodological Research Projects (LJSMRP)

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This award will enable Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to better navigate the expansive advances in information technology as well as to improve its operations. Areas being evaluated and reviewed include data archiving methods, statistical methodologies and reporting, data quality profiles for administrative records, use statistical infrastructure to assess the impact of DOJ grant programs, and problems of causal inference and observational research designs.