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Bureau of Justice Statistics proposes new data collection on state criminal investigative agencies on law enforcement use of force
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) encourages comments for 60 days until July 5, 2016, on a new data collection: Survey of State Criminal Investigative Agencies on Law Enforcement Use of Force. Your comments to BJS's requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

  • whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
  • the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
  • whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
  • the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.


Correction: Completion date for FY 2016 Continuation of the Federal Justice Statistics Program Solicitation
The performance period for this project is 60 months (5 years), beginning on October 1, 2016. The planned completion date has been corrected to September 30, 2021. Click here to apply and learn more about the funding opportunity, deadlines, and eligibility requirements.


BJS's correctional health data highlighted in American Jails magazine
The May/June issue of American Jails magazine features Bureau of Justice Statistics' data that detail health profiles of jail inmates, including—

  • medical conditions
  • mental health problems
  • disabilities
  • mortality.

Visit the American Jail Association's website to read the full article.


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