The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is the primary statistical data collection agency for the Department of Justice and the Nation's primary source for criminal justice statistics. BJS is responsible for the collection, analysis, publication, and dissemination of statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to Federal, State, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.
BJS is seeking proposals to obtain a data collection agent for the 2007 National Census of State Court Prosecutors (NCSP-07). The purpose of this award is to provide funding to administer NCSP-07. The NCSP-07 will focus on both the administration of prosecution activities and the emerging types of cases and knowledge now required from all chief litigating prosecutors who handle felony cases in State courts. These data will cover a variety of topics including innovative prosecution techniques and special topics: salary, budgets, computer crimes, homeland security, identity theft, sex offenders, forensic and DNA evidence, child exploitation, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, community prosecution strategies, and work-related assaults and threats. The 2007 National Census of State Court Prosecutors is the most recent census of all prosecutors, last conducted in 2001. BJS is authorized to issue this solicitation under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Street Act of 1968, Section 302, as amended.