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Previous Solicitations and Announcements: 2012

FY 2012 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers Technical Assistance Program

  • BJS-2012-3336
    BJS is publishing this notice to announce the Technical Assistance Program to support activities under the State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SJS-SAC) in fiscal year 2012. Since 1972, BJS and its predecessor agency, the National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service, has provided partial support to state and territorial governments for the establishment and operation of SACs to collect, analyze, and report statistics on crime and justice to federal, state, and local levels of government, and to share state-level information nationally. The SJS- SAC program is designed to maintain and enhance each state's capacity to coordinate statistical activities within the state, conduct research on relevant criminal justice issues, and serve as a liaison role to assist BJS with gathering data from state agencies.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 25, 2012.

    Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organizational 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 requirements of this solicitation, contact Stephanie L. Burroughs, Program Manager, at 202-307-0765 or by email at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "2012SJS-SACTA" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 233K)

State and Local White Collar Crime Program

  • BJS-2012-3346
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications to design and test strategies to field the State and Local White Collar Crime Program (SLWCCP). This is the first BJS effort to focus on white collar crime investigated and sanctioned by state and local governments. The immediate goals of the SLWCCP are to develop an operational definition of white collar crime, describe the activities of state attorneys general (AG) in the area of white collar crime, and to recommend future data collection activities that will provide nationally-representative case-level data on state and local governments' handling of white collar crime from criminal, civil and regulatory perspectives.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 16, 2012

    Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organizational 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 requirements of this solicitation, contact Tracey Kyckelhahn, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "SLWCCP2012" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 124K)

2012 National Survey of Victim Service Organizations

  • BJS-2012-3351
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks applications to provide services in support for the development of a statistical system on services provided to victims based on victim service organizations and their records. As the principal federal statistical agency in the Department, BJS is responsible for the collection, analysis, publication, and dissemination of statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operations of criminal justice systems at all levels of government.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 18, 2012.

    Eligibility: Eligible applicants are national, regional, state, or local public and private entities, including for-profit and nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education, federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, and units of local government that support initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact William Sabol, BJS Deputy Director, by telephone at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "2012NSVSO" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 153K)

State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers, 2012

  • BJS-2012-3125
    The SJS Program is designed to maintain and enhance each state's capacity to address criminal justice issues through the collection and analysis of data. The program provides limited funds to coordinate statistical activities within the state, conduct research to estimate the impacts of legislative and policy changes, and serve as a liaison role to assist BJS with gathering data from respondent agencies in their states. Each application for funding under this program must specify the participating organizations in the state and the particular issues to be addressed. Each year, BJS announces specific topics for analysis and encourages applicants to give careful consideration to planning activities that fit within one or more of the designated topics (see section SJS Program Themes). If a SAC does not feel that any of the topics are relevant to its state, then it may identify a topic or statistical activity of critical importance to its jurisdiction.

    Deadline: All registrations and applications are due by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on February 6, 2012.

    Eligibility: State SACs are the only entities eligible to apply for funds under the SJS program. General applicants must meet the requirements for a SAC as specified in these guidelines.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirement of this program announcement, Devon B. Adams, Chief, Criminal Justice Data Improvement Program, by telephone at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "SJSSAC12" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 549K)

National Pretrial Reporting Program

  • BJS-2012-3323
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics is seeking applications to design and test strategies to field the National Pretrial Reporting Program (NPRP). NPRP will replace the State Court Processing Statistics (SCPS) program as BJS's primary data collection series focused on the pretrial release process in state courts. Historically, SCPS compiled case-level information on pretrial release and misconduct, as well as other components of criminal case processing, on a sample of defendants charged with a felony during the month of May in the nation's 75 most populous counties.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 8, 2012

    Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organizational 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 requirements of this solicitation, contact Thomas H. Cohen, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "NPRP2012" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 165K)

FY 2012 National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Project: Phase I

  • BJS-2012-3343
    BJS is pleased to announce that it is seeking an applicant to provide project management and coordination, technological systems design, and implementation and technical assistance services in connection with the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Project. The NCS-X Project seeks to build an ongoing statistical collection from a nationally representative system of incident-level records on offenses known to law enforcement agencies. The sample-based system would leverage the capabilities of existing record management systems and automated information exchanges. NCS-X should enable analysts to provide reliable national crime estimates in a very short period of time and will also strive to return meaningful statistical information and analytical support to the law enforcement community.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 9, 2012.

    Eligibility: Eligible applicants are national, regional, state, or local public and private entities, including for-profit and nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education, federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, and units of local government that support initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact Gerard F. Ramker, Deputy Director, by telephone at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "2012 NCSX" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 148K) | Questions and Answers (PDF 10K)

2012 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

  • BJS-2012-3347
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks to establish a cooperative agreement with a collection agent to administer the 2012 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA2012). The main activities under this award include researching, developing, and maintaining a national roster (i.e., complete enumeration) of all publically funded law enforcement agencies and conducting data collection. The information collected through this census will support a sampling framework to conduct other BJS law enforcement programs as well as surveys conducted by law enforcement organizations and the research community.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 16, 2012

    Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organizational 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 requirements of this solicitation, contact Andrea Burch, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "CSLEA2012" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 135K)

Criminal Victimization of Persons with Disabilities Residing in Group Quarters

  • BJS-2012-3334
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications to design, develop, and test data collection procedures for self-report data on criminal victimization of persons with disabilities residing in group quarters living arrangements, including assisted living settings and institutional settings, such as skilled nursing facilities. The focus of the work under this solicitation is to conduct a feasibility study to assess coverage and other reporting errors in the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) estimates of victimization of persons with disabilities residing in group quarters settings and to assess various collection strategies in these different types of housing arrangements.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 25, 2012.

    Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organizational 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 requirements of this solicitation, contact Erika Harrell, BJS Statistician, by telephone at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "CVPDRGQ" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 192K)

2012 Visiting Fellows: Criminal Justice Statistics Programs

  • BJS-2012-3337
    BJS is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding for one or more BJS Visiting Fellows to work in its Criminal Justice Statistics Programs with existing BJS data. The overall purpose of this program is to support the scholarly use of BJS data collections, expand the body of policy-relevant research that uses these data, and enhance or inform BJS statistical programs. Under section 302 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, BJS is authorized to "make grants to, or enter into cooperative agreements or contracts with public agencies, institutions of higher education, private organizations, or private individuals" for purposes of collecting and analyzing criminal justice statistics.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 25, 2012.

    Eligibility: Eligible 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 a 12-month period to undertake analyses of existing BJS data and produce a publishable quality report summarizing their analyses.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact Gerard F. Ramker, Deputy Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics, by telephone at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "2012VF:CJSP" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 258K)

Federal White Collar Violations Statistical Series

  • BJS-2012-3352
    BJS is seeking applications to assist in designing and implementing a new statistical series that integrates criminal, civil, and regulatory enforcement data to comprehensively describe the federal response to white collar violations. The project requires data collection on federal regulatory agency enforcement actions. Further, the project requires development of methods to integrate data from regulatory agencies with criminal and affirmative civil enforcement data that BJS receives from the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. These data comprise part of the BJS Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP). BJS receives case-level criminal data from four other federal criminal justice agencies for the FJSP, as well. The data describe cases in every stage of the federal justice process, from arrest to imprisonment, for the years 1994-2010. FJSP contains individual case-level civil prosecution and court data, but does not currently incorporate regulatory enforcement data.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 27, 2012.

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

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact Mark Motivans, BJS Statistician, at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "FWCV2012" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 154K)

FY 2012 Statistical Examination of Presidential Pardons

  • BJS-2012-3353
    BJS is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for an examination of the processing of petitions for Presidential Pardons. In the federal justice system, commutation of sentence and pardon are different forms of executive clemency, which is a broad term that applies to the President's constitutional power to exercise leniency toward persons who have committed federal crimes. The purpose of this program is to examine how petitions for pardon are adjudicated by the Justice Department's Office of the Pardon Attorney. The Pardon Attorney reviews and investigates pardon applications, and prepares the Department's recommendation to the President.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 27, 2012.

    Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organization, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organizational 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 requirements of this solicitation, contact Gerard F. Ramker, Deputy Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics, by telephone at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "2012SEPP" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 160K)

2012 Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies

  • BJS-2012-3330
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking proposals for assistance in administering the 2012 Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies (CLETA). The goal of this survey is to generate accurate, reliable, timely, and relevant national statistics about state, regional, and local law enforcement training academies in the United States.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 22, 2012

    Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organizational 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 Brian Reaves, BJS Statistician, by telephone at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "2012CLETA" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 151K)

BJS Analytic Resource Center

  • BJS-2012-3344
    BJS is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the BJS Analytic Resource Center (BJS-ARC), a project to support BJS's statistical methodology research, statistical analyses, and reporting for its Criminal Justice Statistics Program. As the principal federal statistical agency in the Department, BJS is responsible for the collection, analysis, publication, and dissemination of statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operations of criminal justice systems at all levels of government. This project furthers the Department's mission to identify the most pressing challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information in support of innovative strategies and approaches for dealing with these challenges.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 9, 2012

    Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organizational 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 requirements of this solicitation, contact William J. Sabol, BJS Deputy Director, by telephone at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include 'bjsarc' in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 236K)

FY 2012 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

  • BJS-2012-3187
    The NCHIP grant program is to improve the nation's safety and security by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information and by insuring the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and noncriminal justice background check systems.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on March 26, 2012.

    Eligibility: The NCHIP application must be submitted by the agency designated by the Governor to administer the NCHIP program or a federally recognized Indian tribe. States and tribes may choose to submit applications as part of a multi-state consortium, multi-tribe consortium, or other entity. In such cases, please contact your BJS program manager for further information.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, contact Devon B. Adams, Chief, Criminal Justice Data Improvement Program, by telephone at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "2012NCHIP" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF)

FY 2012 NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP)

  • BJS-2012-3259
    BJS is publishing this notice to announce the continuation of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, identify the program priorities, and provide information on application requirements.

    Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 14, 2012

    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 jurisdiction's court system; or (c) a federally recognized Indian tribal government.

    Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact Devon B. Adams, Chief, Criminal Justice Data Improvement Program, by telephone at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail at askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "2012NARIP" in the subject line.

    Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 140K)

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