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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. The primary purposes of this omnibus survey are to generate nationally representative estimates of the characteristics of jail inmates and to track changes in these characteristics over time, conduct studies of inmates on special topics, and identify policy-relevant changes in jail populations.


Number of Awards: 2
Total Amount Awarded: $2,297,999

Date Created: March 4, 2015