The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks an agent to collect, process, and analyze data for the Annual Surveys of Probation and Parole for reference years 2011 through 2014.
The Annual Probation Survey and the Annual Parole Survey are two separate data collections (collectively referred to as P&P) through which BJS annually obtains data on adults on probation and post-prison supervision (i.e., parole). The P&P data are obtained from administrative data maintained by state probation and/or parole agencies; municipal, county, or court agencies; and the federal system. Since 1980, BJS has used the P&P surveys to track the growth of and change in the adult probation and parole populations in the United States. Together, these two populations are known as the adult community corrections population. Community corrections data from the P&P collections, data from the National Prison Statistics (NPS) collections (counts of adults incarcerated in federal and state prisons), and jails data from the Annual Survey of Jails (counts of persons in local jails) are used to estimate the total adult correctional population in the United States.