State and Local White Collar Crime Program: State Regulatory Agency Statutes for Selected Offenses (Volume I and II)

(Publication) Examines how all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories handled regulatory functions in four offense categories: banking and finance, environmental, worker safety, and Medicaid fraud. 7/13/2017, NCJ 250765, Chri…

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Examines how all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories handled regulatory functions in four offense categories: banking and finance, environmental, worker safety, and Medicaid fraud.
7/13/2017, NCJ 250765, Christian Desiltes

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Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2015 – Statistical Tables

(Publication) Presents estimates of nonfatal violent crime (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities. 7/11/2017, NCJ 250632, Erika Harrell

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Presents estimates of nonfatal violent crime (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities.
7/11/2017, NCJ 250632, Erika Harrell

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Federal Justice Statistics Analytical Support Program

(Solicitation) The Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP)
collects, standardizes, and publishes statistics about the federal response to crime
and the operation of the federal criminal justice system. The F…

(Solicitation)
The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP) collects, standardizes, and publishes statistics about the federal response to crime and the operation of the federal criminal justice system. The FJSP produces annual standard analysis files (SAFs), which document the federal criminal case processing stages from arrest to prosecution, pretrial release, adjudication, sentencing, appeals, and corrections. The FJSP also produces linking files that permit analysis of defendants and cases across stages of the federal criminal justice system. With this solicitation, BJS seeks an agent to implement the Federal Justice Statistics Analytical Support Program (FJSASP) project. This project is designed to provide scientific and technical support to BJS for methodological research, statistical analysis, and the generation of statistical reports using data from the FJSP. In addition, the FJSASP will work with BJS to identify additional sources of data to further enhance the FJSP (e.g., immigration enforcement and court statistics, enforcement data from federal regulatory agencies, civil data from the federal courts, and staffing and budget statistics).

There are three priority areas for this project: (1) using the FJSP data to address pressing substantive questions about the federal justice system through the production of statistical reports, (2) assessing the strengths and shortcomings of the FJSP data for federal criminal justice statistical reporting purposes and proposing and implementing methodological solutions to address deficiencies, and (3) identifying and assisting to integrate outside data sources with FJSP data files.
Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on August 7, 2017.

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PREA Data Collection Activities, 2017

(Publication) Describes the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) activities to collect data and report on the incidence and effects of sexual victimization in correctional facilities, as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) (P.L….

(Publication)
Describes the Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) activities to collect data and report on the incidence and effects of sexual victimization in correctional facilities, as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) (P.L. 108-79).
6/30/2017, NCJ 250752, Allen J. Beck, Jessica Stroop

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Hate Crime Victimization, 2004-2015

(Publication) Presents National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data on hate crime victimization from 2004 to 2015. 6/29/2017, NCJ 250653, Lynn Langton, Madeline Masucci

(Publication)
Presents National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data on hate crime victimization from 2004 to 2015.
6/29/2017, NCJ 250653, Lynn Langton, Madeline Masucci

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Drug Use, Dependence, and Abuse Among State Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2007-2009

(Publication) Presents prevalence estimates of drug use, drug use disorders, and participation in drug treatment programs among state prisoners and sentenced jail inmates, including trends in drug use over time by demographics and most serious offens…

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Presents prevalence estimates of drug use, drug use disorders, and participation in drug treatment programs among state prisoners and sentenced jail inmates, including trends in drug use over time by demographics and most serious offense, drug use at the time of offense and whether an inmate committed the offense to obtain drugs, and comparisons to the general population.
6/27/2017, NCJ 250546, Marcus Berzofsky, Jennifer Bronson, Jessica Stroop, Stephanie Zimmer

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National Inmate Survey (NIS-4) 2018-19

(Solicitation) On September 4, 2003, President George W. Bush signed the Prison Rape Elimination
Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-79)(“PREA,” or “the Act”). The Act requires the Bureau of
Justice Statistics (BJS) to “carry out, for each calendar year, a co…

(Solicitation)
On September 4, 2003, President George W. Bush signed the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-79)("PREA," or "the Act"). The Act requires the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to "carry out, for each calendar year, a comprehensive statistical review and analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape." The Act further instructs BJS to collect survey data: "the Bureau shall...use surveys and other statistical studies of current and former inmates...." The law was passed in part to overcome a shortage of available research on the incidence and prevalence of sexual violence in correctional facilities.

To implement the Act, BJS developed the National Prison Rape Statistics Program, which includes four separate data collection efforts: the Survey of Sexual Victimization (SSV, formerly Survey of Sexual Violence), National Inmate Survey (NIS), National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC), and National Former Prisoner Survey (NFPS).

Each of these collections is independent and, while not directly comparable, they provide measures of the prevalence and characteristics of sexual assault in correctional facilities. The SSV collects information about incidents of sexual violence reported to and investigated by adult and juvenile correctional authorities and characteristics of substantiated incidents. The NIS collects allegations of sexual assault self-reported by adult and juvenile inmates in correctional facilities. The NSYC gathers self-reported sexual assault data from youth in juvenile correctional facilities. The NFPS measures allegations of sexual assault experienced during a person's last incarceration, as reported by former inmates under community active supervision.

This award will provide funding through a cooperative agreement for a collection agent to administer the fourth round of the NIS (NIS-4). The NIS is an audio computer-assisted self-interview (ACASI) instrument administered to inmates in correctional facilities to measure the prevalence of sexual assault at the facility level. Project activities include drawing a national sample of federal and state-operated prison facilities and privately operated prison facilities that house inmates under federal or state jurisdiction; administering the survey to sampled inmates in these facilities; and conducting all data collection, analyses, and reporting activities.
Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 26, 2017.

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Census of Medical Examiners and Coroners’ Offices

(Solicitation) The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), in collaboration with the National Institute of
Justice, seeks applications for the administration of the 2018 Census of Medical
Examiners and Coroners’ Offices (CMEC). The new census will o…

(Solicitation)
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), in collaboration with the National Institute of Justice, seeks applications for the administration of the 2018 Census of Medical Examiners and Coroners' Offices (CMEC). The new census will obtain and update information about operations, workload (including backlogs), staffing, training, policies, and procedures of approximately 2,400 medical examiners and coroners' (ME/C) offices that are responsible for providing medicolegal death investigation (MDI) services to America's criminal justice system. Among other responsibilities, the recipient of funds will act as the data collection agent, update the roster of ME/C offices, revise and update the previous data collection instrument as necessary, administer the 2018 census, and transmit final deliverables and data files to BJS.
Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 24, 2017.

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National Victimization Statistical Support Program

(Solicitation) The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks an agent to implement the National
Victimization Statistical Support Program (NVSSP) project, which is designed to
provide scientific and technical support for statistical and methodolo…

(Solicitation)
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks an agent to implement the National Victimization Statistical Support Program (NVSSP) project, which is designed to provide scientific and technical support for statistical and methodological research, statistical analyses, documentation, and dissemination related to BJS work on crime and victimization. Specifically, the NVSSP will support general methodological research related to improving the utility and cost effectiveness of BJS's National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), including the continued development of the NCVS subnational estimation program; efforts to improve the efficiency of the survey mode and sample design; efforts to enhance the ability to measure emerging crime trends and other issues related to contact with and use of the criminal and civil justice system; and continued research on improving the measurement of sensitive crime types and topics, including rape, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. BJS intends to fund the NVSSP project through a cooperative agreement for a 3-year period.
Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 24, 2017.

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Indicators of Mental Health Problems Reported by Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2011-2012

(Publication) Presents prevalence estimates of mental health indicators among state and federal prisoners and jail inmates by different time periods, demographics, criminal justice history, most serious offense, mental health treatment received while…

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Presents prevalence estimates of mental health indicators among state and federal prisoners and jail inmates by different time periods, demographics, criminal justice history, most serious offense, mental health treatment received while incarcerated, and rule violations.
6/22/2017, NCJ 250612, Marcus Berzofsky, Jennifer Bronson

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