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BJS FY 08 National Inmate Survey

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The purpose of this award is to provide funding to administer the 2009 National Inmate Survey (NIS). The NIS is an Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview (ACASI) instrument administered to inmates in correctional facilities to measure the prevalence of sexual assault at the facility level. BJS anticipates making one award for a 24-month period under this solicitation. This survey is part of the National Prison Rape Statistics program (NPRS), a recurring survey series which will collect and analyze data on the prevalence of sexual assault among individuals held in federal and state prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities as well as former inmates. The data collections under NPRS are in response to the mandate to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) under The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA). BJS, the statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, is statutorily authorized to collect, compile, analyze, publish, and disseminate uniform national statistics concerning all aspects of criminal justice and related components of the justice system. BJS is responsible for collecting data for the NPRS. Findings from the NPRS will be used to develop and implement national standards for the detection, prevention, and reduction of sexual assault within correctional facilities. BJS is authorized to issue this solicitation under 42 U.S.C. §§ 3732(c) and 15603(a).


Number of Awards: 1
Total Amount Awarded: $11,549,984

Date Created: May 9, 2008