BJS http://ojpsdcweb257.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm Latest publications, products and solicitations Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:07:44 GMT Prisoners in 2017 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6546 (Publication) <br /> Presents final counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities at year-end 2017 and includes findings on admissions, releases, and imprisonment rates. <br /> 4/25/2019, NCJ 252156, Jennifer Bronson, E. Ann Carson Jail Inmates in 2017 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6547 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on inmates confined in local jails from 2005 to 2017, including population counts and incarceration rates, inmate demographic characteristics and conviction status, admissions, jail capacity, and inmate turnover rates. <br /> 4/25/2019, NCJ 251774, Zhen Zeng Collecting and Processing Multistate Criminal-History Data for Statistical Analysis http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6548 (Publication) <br /> Presents methods used by Bureau of Justice Statistics to collect and process state and federal criminal-history data for reporting on criminal offending and recidivism patterns. <br /> 4/24/2019, NCJ 250750, Alexia D. Cooper, Matthew R. Durose, Howard N. Snyder FY 2019 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is publishing this notice to announce the continuation of the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) in fiscal year (FY) 2019, identify the program priorities, and provide information on application requirements. This year, BJS is prioritizing the use of funds for two purposes: 1) to improve the reporting of dispositions and 2) to improve the reporting of persons prohibited from possessing firearms for reasons related to mental health to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). <br /> All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 3, 2019. NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP) http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> The Bureau of Justice Statistics (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) 2019, identify the program priorities, and provide information on application requirements. This year, BJS is prioritizing the use of funds for two purposes: (1) to enhance the completeness, automation, and transmittal of records to state and federal systems to the NICS and (2) to improve the overall reporting of persons prohibited from possessing firearms for reasons related to domestic violence and mental health to the NICS. <br /> All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 3, 2019. Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2018 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6526 (Publication) <br /> This annual report, produced jointly by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics, presents data on school crime and safety from national surveys of students, teachers, principals, and postsecondary institutions. <br /> 4/17/2019, NCJ 252571, Lauren Musu, Barbara A. Oudekerk, Ke Wang, Anlan Zhang, Jizhi Zhang FY 2019 National Criminal History Improvement Technical Assistance Program (NCHIP TA) http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> Administered by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the continuation of the National Criminal History Improvement Technical Assistance Program (NCHIP TA) will support activities under the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP) in fiscal year (FY) 2019. The NCHIP was initiated in 1995 and has encompassed evolving efforts to support state activities for the establishment of records systems and the collection and use of criminal history and related records. The NARIP program was implemented in 2009, resulting from the passage of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-180). <p>Through this solicitation, BJS seeks a national technical assistance service provider to support the goals and objectives of its NCHIP and NARIP grant programs. Direct technical assistance is provided to states, territories, and tribal jurisdictions to ensure that records systems are developed and managed to conform to FBI standards, ensure jurisdictions are using the most appropriate technologies, and adhere to the highest standards of practice with respect to privacy and confidentiality. This program also routinely collects and evaluates performance measures to assess the level of improvement of state and national records holdings and information sharing and exchanges. BJS has supported the NCHIP TA program since 1995. <br /> All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 3, 2019. 2020 Criminal History Record Assessment and Research Program (CHRARP) http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks applications to support the Criminal History Record Assessment and Research Program (CHRARP). This statistical program furthers BJS's mission to produce accurate and timely information on recidivism and criminal histories of offenders. The recipient of funds will assist BJS with converting the state- and federal-specific fields in criminal history records into research datasets with standardized codes that support statistical analysis on criminal offending patterns. <br /> All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 31, 2019. Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2020-23 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks an agent to conduct data collection and related activities for the Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country (SJIC). This award covers the four collection cycles for reporting years 2020 through 2023. The project period is January 1, 2020, through June 30, 2024. The SJIC is the most comprehensive data collection of tribal jails in the United States. Started in 2008, the SJIC describes changes in the inmate population of jails in Indian country and how these facilities are staffed and operated. The data are analyzed by government officials, correctional administrators, and researchers to understand trends in the tribal jail population and inform the practices and policies of tribal jails nationwide. <br /> All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 31, 2019. FY 2019 Survey of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies (SCLEA) http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> Under 34 U.S.C. &#xa7; 10132 (c)(3), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is authorized to "collect and analyze data that will serve as a continuous and comparable national social indication of the prevalence, incidence, rates, extent, distribution, and attributes of crime." To support this goal, BJS has conducted three waves of data collection with campus law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and will update that collection with this solicitation. The Survey of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies (SCLEA) will focus on the organizational characteristics of campus LEAs to provide accurate and timely national statistics about their personnel, operations, policies, and procedures. This 36-month program includes (1) questionnaire development, (2) frame development, (3) fielding the SCLEA in 2021, and (4) data cleaning, analysis, and delivery of raw and final datasets. <br /> All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 28, 2019. Survey of Public Defenders (SPD) http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications for the testing and fielding of the Survey of Public Defenders (SPD). This study will continue BJS's efforts to collect data on indigent defense in the United States. The SPD will extend the efforts of the <a href="/index.cfm? ty=dcdetail&iid=401">Census of Public Defender Offices<a/> (CPDO) and <a href="/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&iid=468">National Survey of Indigent Defense Systems</a> (NSIDS) to enhance BJS's understanding of the work done by attorneys who represent indigent clients. While the CPDO and NSIDS were conducted at the agency level, the SPD will survey public defenders who provide services to adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses. <br /> All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 28, 2019. BJS Statistical Support Program http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks an agent to implement the Bureau of Justice Statistics Statistical Support Program (BJS-SSP). The BJS-SSP supports statistical and methodological research to develop new collections and develop methods to modernize and restore existing or inactive data collections, and aid BJS in special statistical analyses. The Criminal Justice Statistics Program (CJSP) includes nearly 50 separate statistical data collections on policing, prosecution, courts, institutional corrections, community supervision, and victimization. The BJS-SSP will expand the capacity to collect, analyze, and report CJSP data, increasing the breadth of substantive issues. <br /> All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 28, 2019. FY 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship Program for Criminal Justice Statistics http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications under its Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program, which provides awards to accredited universities for doctoral research that uses BJS's criminal justice data or statistical series and focuses on one of the top Department of Justice (DOJ) priorities: enhancing national security and countering terrorism threats, securing the borders and enhancing immigration enforcement, reducing violent crime and promoting public safety, or prosecuting federal drug crimes and enforcing the rule of law.<p> Applicant institutions sponsoring doctoral students are eligible to apply if the doctoral research dissertation has direct implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. BJS encourages institutions to consider sponsoring qualified doctoral students from social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, data science, or statistics for their applications. BJS anticipates making awards to successful applicant institutions on behalf of the sponsored doctoral student in the form of grants to cover a doctoral student fellowship. Awards will not exceed $40,000. Awarded funds will cover all allowable expenses over the project period. Additional funds will not be provided (see Section B. Federal Award Information). If the doctoral student's dissertation is not completed and delivered to BJS within 5 years from the date of the fellowship award, the academic institution may be required to return the full award amount to BJS. The Director of BJS will make final award decisions. <br /> All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 21, 2019. FY 2019 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> This solicitation describes the guidelines and requirements of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs). The information produced by SACs and their involvement in criminal justice projects is critical to federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies and community organizations as they develop programs and policies related to crime, illegal drugs, victim services, and the administration of justice. <br /> All registrations and applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 13, 2019. Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) Program http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> Under 34 U.S.C. &#xa7; 10132 (c)(3), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is authorized to "collect and analyze data that will serve as a continuous and comparable national social indication of the prevalence, incidence, rates, extent, distribution, and attributes of crime..." To support this goal, BJS has conducted surveys of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and will update that collection with this solicitation. The Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) program will focus on the organizational characteristics of LEAs to provide accurate and timely national statistics about the personnel, operations, policies, and procedures of federal, state, county, local, and tribal LEAs in the United States. The LECS includes BJS's two core law enforcement collections: the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) and the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA). <p> As part of the LECS program, this 48-month program includes (1) fielding the LEMAS in 2020, (2) frame cleaning and fielding the CSLLEA in 2022, (3) developing and testing a LEMAS supplemental survey instrument, and (4) developing and maintaining an active roster of in-service LEAs. <br /> All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 6, 2019. Federal Justice Statistics, 2015-2016 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6506 (Publication) <br /> Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment. <br /> 1/18/2019, NCJ 251770, Mark Motivans Source and Use of Firearms Involved in Crimes: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6486 (Publication) <br /> Presents statistics that describe firearm possession of state and federal prisoners who were serving a sentence in 2016. <br /> 1/9/2019, NCJ 251776, Mariel Alper, Lauren Glaze Victims of Identity Theft, 2016 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6467 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on the prevalence and nature of identity theft against persons age 16 or older in 2016, including how victims discovered the crime; financial losses and other consequences. <br /> 1/8/2019, NCJ 251147, Erika Harrell Criminal Victimization, 2017 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6466 (Publication) <br /> Provides 2017 National Crime Victimization Survey data on violent and property crime victimizations reported and not reported to police and the annual change in criminal victimization from 2016. <br /> 12/21/2018, NCJ 252472, Rachel E. Morgan, Jennifer L. Truman Time Served in State Prison, 2016 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6446 (Publication) <br /> Presents findings on the time served by prisoners released from state prison in 2016. <br /> 11/29/2018, NCJ 252205, Danielle Kaeble Body-Worn Cameras in Law Enforcement Agencies, 2016 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6426 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on body-worn camera (BWCs) use and non-use in general-purpose law enforcement agencies for 2016. <br /> 11/16/2018, NCJ 251775, Shelley Hyland