The goals of this project are to field the survey instrument and to analyze the data it collects to produce high-quality and accurate statistics and analyses for the 2024 through 2027 iterations of the Survey of Jails in Indian Country (SJIC). In addition, BJS expects the award recipient to recommend enhancements for the SJIC, cognitively test revised and new questions, and field an addendum to one SJIC collection year based on the survey enhancements. Survey design, data collection, and analytic activities include-
. Fielding four surveys in 2024 through 2027 and one addendum during the award.
. Performing data quality follow up, as necessary, to obtain the high response rates.
. Implementing data entry, verification, and editing procedures to complete an analytic dataset that will be used to prepare tables for release in BJS's annual bulletins on "Jails in Indian Country."
. Delivering a final analytic data set and documentation for archiving the data.
. Recommending ways to enhance the survey and cognitively test the enhancements.