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Join BJS at the 2017 AJA Annual Conference and Expo

 

The Bureau of Justice Statistics will be attending the 36th Annual AJA Conference and Jail Expo, April 9-12, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. Visit booth #227 to learn more about BJS, America's principal source for criminal justice statistics, and view data on local jail inmates and jail facilities from our data collections and surveys.

See the full conference agenda and schedule of workshops.


 

BJS proposes revised confidentiality pledge

 

The Bureau of Justice Statistics encourages comments for 60 days until May 12, 2017, on the efficacy of its revised confidentiality pledge. These revisions are required by the passage and implementation of provisions to the federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, which requires the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to provide federal civilian agencies' information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic. BJS's request for comments is published in the Federal Register.


 

Bureau of Justice Statistics proposes data collection extension for National Prisoner Statistics

 

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) encourages comments for 60 days until April 11, 2017, on the extension of a currently approved collection: National Prisoner Statistics. 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.

BJS's acting director highlighted in Forbes article on women leading government data and analytics

 

The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) Acting Director Jeri Mulrow was named in a recent Forbes article, "Get To Know 25 Women Leading Data And Analytics In The US Government." The article notes that "the people behind our vast resources of government data are often women."

 

Since March 2016, Jeri has overseen BJS's data collection and analysis on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. She is also a fellow and vice president of the American Statistical Association.

 


Bureau of Justice Statistics proposes data collection extension for Firearm Inquiry Statistics Program: Annual Survey of Background Checks for Firearm Transfers and Permits

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) encourages comments for 60 days until March 27, 2017, on the extension of a previously approved collection: Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program's Annual Survey of Background Checks for Firearm Transfers and Permits. 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.


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