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Previous Solicitations and Announcements: 2010

State Justice Statistics Program For Statistical Analysis Centers, 2010

  • 2010-BJS-2511
    The 2010 State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program supports the collection, analysis, and dissemination of statistical information on crime and criminal justice at the state and local level. The SJS Program is designed to maintain and enhance each state's capacity to address criminal justice issues through collection and analysis of data. The program provides limited funds to coordinate statistical activities within the state, conduct research as needed to estimate impacts of legislative and policy changes, and serve a liaison role in assisting BJS to gather data from respondent agencies within their states. Each application for funding under this program must identify the participating organizations in the state and the particular issues to be addressed.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, March 19, 2010

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs) established by state legislation or executive order

    Contact Information: For assistance with the requirements of this program announcement, contact Devon B. Adams at 202-307-0765

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FY 2010 Continuation of the Federal Justice Statistics Program Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2540
    The purpose of this award is to support the continuation of the Federal Justice Statistics Program. The recipient of funds will continue to collect, standardize, maintain, and archive specified federal data, provide technical assistance in use of data, produce annual statistical tables and topical special reports, and provide expertise in improving record linkage.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on April 19, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organization and community-based experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including tribal for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, tribal colleges and universities, and tribal consortia.

    Contact Information: For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact Mark Motivans, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765.

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FY 2010 NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP) for States and State Court Systems Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2567
    This program furthers the Department's mission by improving the records utilized by NICS by providing assistance to states to improve the completeness, automation, and transmittal of records to state and federal systems. Such records include criminal history records, records of felony convictions, warrants, records of protective orders, convictions for misdemeanors involving domestic violence and stalking, records of mental health adjudications, and others, which may disqualify an individual from possessing or receiving a firearm under federal law. Helping states to automate these records will also reduce delays for law-abiding gun purchasers.

    Deadline: All NARIP applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, May 7, 2010.

    Eligibility: The NARIP applications must be submitted by (a) the agency designated by the Governor to administer the NCHIP program (b) the state or territory central administrative office or similar entity designated by statute or regulation to administer federal grant funds on behalf of the jurisdictions court system, or (c) federally recognized Indian tribal government.

    Contact Information: For assistance with the requirements of this program announcement, contact Ms. Devon B. Adams at 202-307-0765.

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2009 Survey of Juveniles Charged in Adult Criminal Courts Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2656
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking proposals for assistance in designing, developing, and conducting a data collection for the 2009 BJS Survey of Juveniles Charged in Adult Criminal Courts. The goal of this survey is to generate accurate and reliable case processing statistics for juveniles charged as adults in a national or sub-national sample of counties.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 1, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applications for funds may be submitted by both for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations. (See more information in the "Eligibility" section on page 1)

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, contact Tracey Kyckelhahn, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765.

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2010 Assessment of Administrative Data on Elder Abuse, Mistreatment, and Neglect Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2658
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking proposals to examine the problem of elder abuse, mistreatment, and neglect through the collection of data on cases of suspected elder abuse referred to Adult Protective Services (APS) agencies and cases reported to local law enforcement. The goals of this program are two-fold: 1) to examine the characteristics of cases of suspected elder abuse referred to APS and/or reported to police, in order to understand routes of reporting of elder abuse, as well as whether certain case characteristics impact case outcomes; and 2) to ascertain the feasibility of an ongoing and expanded collection of administrative data on cases of suspected elder abuse, mistreatment and neglect.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applications for funds may be submitted by both for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any requirements of this solicitation, contact Erica Smith, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765.

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National Corrections Reporting Program 2010-2013 Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2661
    The BJS seeks a data collection agent for the National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) for the years 2010 through 2013, to collect individual (or offender-level) data on prisoners entering and leaving the custody or supervision of state prison systems and discharges from parole. BJS uses these data to support its ongoing efforts to study changes in racial and offense composition of corrections populations, movements and transitions between stages of the corrections process, and to compare differences among states' correctional populations.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 11, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organization and community-based experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including tribal for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, tribal colleges and universities, and tribal consortia.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, contact Thomas Bonczar, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765.

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Recidivism in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2655
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics is seeking applicants to conduct a research program that uncovers the developmental patterns and correlates of recidivism in the data collected by the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97). The goal of this program is to develop a better understanding of the legal, social, economic and educational factors that influence juvenile and criminal recidivism and successful reentry.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 8, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organization and community-based experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including tribal for- profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, tribal colleges and universities, and tribal consortia.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other solicitation requirements, contact Howard Snyder, Chief, Recidivism, Reentry and Special Projects, at 202-307-0765.

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2010 National Survey of Prosecutors Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2660
    BJS is seeking proposals to obtain a data collection agent for the 2010 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP-10). The NSP-10 will focus on the administration of prosecution activities and the emerging types of cases and knowledge from a nationally representative sample of approximately 475 prosecutor offices that handle felony cases in state court.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, June 11, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faithbased and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organization and community-based experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including tribal for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, tribal colleges and universities, and tribal consortia.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, contact Steven W. Perry, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765.

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FY 2010 Visiting Fellow: Corrections Statistics

  • 2010-BJS-2657
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics invites candidates to apply to its Visiting Fellow Program to undertake methodological research to enhance its capacity to use its National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) data for studying failure (and success) of state parolees, time served in prison and its contribution to changes in the size of the prison population, periods of imprisonment over the life course of offenders, and methods to address nonresponse in generating national-level estimates of transitions between stages of the imprisonment process.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, June 4, 2010

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to senior-level researchers and/or statisticians who are willing to commit a substantial portion of their time over an eighteen-month period to undertake methodological research to enhance the bureau's capacity to use its National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) data for studying important research questions.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, contact William Sabol, Chief, Corrections Statistics Unit, at 202-307-0765.

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FY 2010 Visiting Fellow: National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2662
    BJS invites candidates to apply to its Visiting Fellow Program to undertake methodological research to enhance its capacity to redesign its NCVS. To accomplish these aims, the Fellow's methodological work would focus primarily on two objectives: developing a modular crime incident report and evaluating the optimal method to incorporate repeat victimization into annual estimates.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 11, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to senior-level social science researchers and/or statisticians whose work on crime-related subjects has been extensively published and who are willing to commit a substantial portion of their time over an 18-month period to undertake methodological research to enhance the bureau's capacity to redesign its National Crime Victimization Survey.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, contact Michael Rand, Chief, Victimization Statistics Unit, at 202-307-0765.

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2010-2012 Deaths in Custody Reporting Program: Arrest-Related Deaths Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2756
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking proposals for assistance in the development and implementation of the 2010-2011 Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD) Program. In addition, BJS is seeking assistance in the development of alternative designs for the 2012 ARD Program. The recipient of funds will assist BJS in transitioning toward a more uniform, nationwide collection of statistical information on the prevalence and characteristics of arrest-related deaths.

    BJS is dedicated to collecting information on issues relevant to the criminal justice community. In an effort to enhance our statistical products, BJS held a meeting on May 13, 2010 to assess the current state and future direction of the Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD) data collection program. The purpose of the meeting was to solicit feedback from researchers, state reporting agents, law enforcement officials, and members of the medical community in order to improve the ARD data collection instrument and the overall utility and quality of the data. The agenda and transcript are now available.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 25, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organization and community-based experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including tribal for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, tribal colleges and universities, and tribal consortia.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, contact Andrea Burch, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765.

    Download full solicitation (PDF 132K) | Agenda and transcript (PDF 98K) | FAQs (PDF 5K)

2010 Visiting Fellow: Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Solicitation

  • BJS-2010-2758
    BJS invites candidates to apply to its Visiting Fellow Program to undertake methodological research to enhance its capacity to implement an arrestee drug use monitoring program. The redesigned program will collect drug use data and will produce reliable estimates of the prevalence of drug use among arrestees. The selected Visiting Fellow will be involved in efforts to assess the reliability of biological and survey responses, and methods to generate reliable estimates of drug use by those who enter the criminal justice system.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 29, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to mid/senior-level social science researchers and/or statisticians, epidemiologists, or biostatisticians who have made significant contributions to drug/crime-related subject matter. Individuals within for-profit (commercial) organizations, non-profit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, and institutions of higher learning are eligible to apply; however, they must demonstrate that they are able to devote the required time to the Fellowship.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, contact Christine Eith, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765

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2010 Survey of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2476
    The goal of this program is to generate accurate and reliable national statistics about the police and security agencies serving college and university campuses in the U.S. The survey will be conducted during calendar year 2010 and will collect information on the personnel, functions, budgets, policies, and programs of campus police and security agencies covering the 2009-2010 school year.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on March 1, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applications for funds may be submitted by both for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any requirements of this solicitation, contact Brian Reaves, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, at 202-307-0765.

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FY 2010 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2475
    The NCHIP grant program furthers the Department's mission to enhance the crime fighting and criminal justice capabilities of state governments by improving the accuracy, utility, and interstate accessibility of criminal history records and enhancing records of protective orders involving domestic violence and stalking, sex offender records, automated identification systems and other state systems supporting national records systems and their use for criminal history background checks.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on Monday, March 1, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to the agency designated by the Governor in each state to administer the NCHIP program. States may choose to submit applications as part of a multi-state consortium or other entity. In such cases, please contact your BJS program manager for further information.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact Ms. Devon B. Adams at 202-307-0765.

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Recidivism of Offenders on Federal Community Supervision Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2725
    BJS is announcing a public solicitation seeking a vendor to work with BJS and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), through a cooperative agreement, to conduct a recidivism study. The goal is to generate recidivism statistics on offenders under federal supervision in the community and determine whether, and to what extent, recidivism is affected by offender, probation office, and probation officer characteristics.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 11, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organization and community-based experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including tribal for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, tribal colleges and universities, and tribal consortia.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, contact Mark Motivans, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765.

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2011 Census of Adult Probation Supervising Agencies Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2663
    BJS seeks a collection agent to administer the 2011 Census of Adult Probation Supervising Agencies (CAPSA2011). The purpose of this award is to provide funding for researching, developing, and maintaining a comprehensive roster of all public and private probation supervising agencies and their offices; assisting BJS with finalizing the questionnaire design for the census; and conducting data collection, analysis, and reporting activities.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 14, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organization and community-based experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including tribal for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, tribal colleges and universities, and tribal consortia.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any technical requirements of this solicitation, contact Lauren Glaze, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765.

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2010 Survey of General Purpose Law Enforcement Agencies Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2755
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics is seeking proposals for assistance in designing and implementing the 2010 Survey of General Purpose Law Enforcement Agencies. The goal of this survey is to generate accurate, reliable, timely, and relevant national statistics about general purpose law enforcement agencies in the United States.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 25, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organization and community-based experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including tribal for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, tribal colleges and universities, and tribal consortia.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, contact Christine Eith, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765.

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2009 Census of Problem-Solving Courts Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2659
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applicants to field the 2009 BJS Census of Problem-Solving Courts (CPSC). The goal of the census is to generate accurate and reliable national statistics regarding adult offenders who enter problem-solving court programs. The information collected through this census will support a sampling framework to examine case processing information and case dispositions of adults in problem-solving courts.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 11, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organization and community-based experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including tribal for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, tribal colleges and universities, and tribal consortia.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any technical requirements of this solicitation, contact Donald Farole, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765.

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Methodological Research to Support the Redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey: Sub-National Estimates Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2664
    This solicitation seeks applicants to design and conduct a major survey to accompany the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The focus of the work to be commissioned under this solicitation is to develop and test survey methods to provide sub-national estimates of victimization based on the survey responses.

    Deadline: Application deadline has been extended until June 18, 2010. All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortiums with demonstrated organization and community-based experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including tribal for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, tribal colleges and universities, and tribal consortiums.

    Contact Information: For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact Michael Rand, Chief of Victimization Statistics, at 202-307-0765.

    Download full solicitation (PDF 294K)

2010 Survey of State Court Criminal Appeals Solicitation

  • 2010-BJS-2713
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applicants to administer the Survey of State Court Criminal Appeals (SSCCA). BJS awarded funds to design and develop a survey capable of obtaining statistical information on criminal appeals in state intermediate appellate courts and courts of last resort in 2008. The purpose of this award is to provide funding to finalize the sampling design and survey development, and to administer the criminal appeals survey.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 11, 2010.

    Eligibility: Applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organization and community-based experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including tribal for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, tribal colleges and universities, and tribal consortia.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any requirements of this solicitation, contact Thomas H. Cohen, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765.

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