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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.

BJS FY 15 2015 National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Implementation Assistance Program: Phase 1 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.

BJS FY 15 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.

BJS FY 15 Pilot Local Jail Reporting Program

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BJS currently collects annual aggregate counts of jail populations through the Annual Survey of Jails (ASJ) (a sample of 891 jurisdictions in 2013), as well as through the Death in Custody Reporting Program summary form (2,872 jurisdictions in 2013) and Jail Census (2,872 jurisdictions in 2013).

BJS FY 15 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.

BJS FY 15 Law Enforcement Core Statistics Program (LECS)

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Conducted every 3 to 4 years, LEMAS collects data from over 3,000 state and local law enforcement agencies, including all those that employ 100 or more sworn officers and a nationally representative sample of smaller agencies.

BJS FY 15 2014 National Survey of Prosecutors

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The 2010 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP-10) will collect information from a nationally representative sample of prosecutors’ offices that handle felony cases in state courts of general jurisdiction. Past iterations of the NSP have summarized the number of professionals and support staff employed in prosecutors’ offices, including full- and part-time employees, and the size of the office budget.

BJS FY 15 2015 Visiting Fellows: Criminal Justice Statistics Program

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The overall purpose of this program is to address substantive, methodological, and analytic issues to enhance or inform BJS statistical programs; to support the scholarly use of BJS data collections, expand the body of policy-relevant research that uses these data, in order to further knowledge about and understanding of the operation of the criminal justice system. BJS Visiting Fellows conduct projects that aim to enhance understanding of the operation of the criminal justice system and contribute to improving BJS’s statistical programs.

BJS FY 15 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship Program for Criminal Justice Statistics

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications under its Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program. This program provides awards for doctoral 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 FY 15 Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies

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The proposed Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies will be the first BJS data collection effort targeted solely at tribal law enforcement agencies. This survey will be designed to capture the many attributes of law enforcement agencies that are unique to tribal agencies.

BJS FY 15 Surveys of State Attorney General Offices

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State Attorney General Offices handle major cases in a variety of areas. They handle cases that are important for national policy, that are hard to measure (e.g., white collar crime, mortgage fraud, identity theft, human trafficking, and government corruption) and that not included in any other BJS data system. This program will fill this information gap by establishing an on-going series of targeted surveys of state attorney general offices.

BJS FY 15 Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2016-2019

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country (SJIC) includes all known Indian country correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), U.S. Department of the Interior. The survey describes all adult and juvenile jail facilities and detention centers in Indian country. Indian country includes reservations, pueblos, rancherias, and other appropriate areas (18 U.S.C. § 1151).

FY 2015 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 insure 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.

BJS FY 15 State Justice Statistics Program 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.

BJS FY 15 National Survey of Tribal Courts Systems (NSTSC-14)

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The NSTCS, in combination with other planned and ongoing data collections, will fulfill BJS’s legislative mandate under the 2010 Tribal Law and Order Act to “establish and implement such tribal data collection systems as the BJS Director determines to be necessary.” 42 U.S.C. § 3732(d)(2).

BJS FY 15 Annual Surveys of Probation and Parole, 2015-2018

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The ASPP are BJS’s most frequent and comprehensive source of information about offenders under community supervision, which accounts for the largest segment of the adult correctional population in the United States. At yearend 2013, over 4.75 million adults were on community supervision in the United States, including 3.9 million probationers and over 850,000 parolees. Seven out of 10 persons under correctional supervision in the United States lived in the community in 2012, rather than being incarcerated in a prison or jail.

BJS FY 15 Deaths in Custody Reporting Program and Annual Survey of Jails, 2016-2020

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The Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP) collects data on deaths of inmates who are in the custody of local jails or state prisons. Local jail and state prison data are collected directly from jails and state departments of corrections. The DCRP provides individual-level data on the number of deaths by year, cause of death, and decedent age, race or Hispanic origin, and sex. These data are also used to produce facility and population mortality rates.

BJS FY 15 NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP)

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The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, Pub. L. No. 110-180 ("the 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.

BJS FY 15 Survey of Inmates in Local Jails (SILJ): Design and Testing

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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.

BJS FY 15 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

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The goal of the NCHIP grant program is 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.

BJS FY 15 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers, 2015

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This program announcement describes the guidelines and requirements of the FY 2015 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.