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Sex offenses

Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS)

The National Crime Victimization Survey's (NCVS) Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS) asks persons age 16 or older about their experiences with stalking during the preceding 12 months and collects information on the demographic characteristics of stalking victims. It also collects information on the nature of stalking victimization, including the number of offenders, the victim-offender relationship, and the frequency and duration of the stalking.

National Inmate Survey (NIS-4 Prisons) 2018-19

Closing Date
On September 4, 2003, President George W. Bush signed the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-79). The act requires BJS to carry out, for each calendar year, a comprehensive statistical review and analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape. The act further instructs BJS to collect survey data: the Bureau shall use surveys and other statistical studies of current and former inmates. The law was passed in part to overcome a shortage of available research on the incidence and prevalence of sexual violence in correctional facilities.

FY 2019 National Survey of Tribal Courts

Closing Date
BJS is seeking applications to update and conduct the 2019 National Survey of Tribal Courts. Tasks include update the questionnaire, conduct cognitive testing, and implement the full data collection for the reference year 2019. The NSTCS19 will collect information on the administration and operation of the estimated nearly 300 tribal courts in the U.S. The survey collects trending data on core NSTCS items, such as office staff size, staff benefits and resources, sources of funding, caseload and calls for services.