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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.

Apply Now: BJS supervisory statistician vacancy announced

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking a supervisory statistician to oversee the Statistical Collections Division, which consists of the Victimization, Law Enforcement, Prosecution and Judicial, and Corrections statistical units. Job duties will include—

• providing leadership and direction to a professional staff contributing advances in the area of survey and sample design, data collection methodologies, computational statistics, and analytic techniques
• directing the performance of methodological research for the development of new surveys or substantial redesigns of existing data collections
• developing methodology used for data collection and processing.

The full job announcement and how to apply is available online.


Bureau of Justice Statistics proposes new data collection on prosecutor offices serving tribal lands and reinstatement of data collection on state and local law enforcement agencies serving tribal lands

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) encourages comments for 60 days until February 21, 2017, on the proposed new data collection: Census of Prosecutor Offices Serving Tribal Lands. BJS also encourages comments for 60 days until February 21, 2017, on the reinstatement of the previously approved data collection: Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies Serving Tribal Lands. 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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