Thursday, April 8, 2010

Recidivism in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking proposals to conduct a research program that investigates the developmental patterns and correlates of recidivism using the data collected by the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97). The goal of this program is to develop a better understanding of the legal, social, economic and educational factors that influence juvenile and criminal recidivism and successful reentry. The project will be conducted over an 18-month period beginning October 2010, and will result in (1) a public access database that can service a range of recidivism studies and (2) publications that delve into the various correlates of recidivism.

Amount: $350,000

Date due: June 8, 2010

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

2010 Visiting Fellow -- Corrections Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics invites candidates to apply to its Visiting Fellow Program to undertake methodological research to enhance its capacity to use its National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) data for studying failure (and success) of state parolees, time served in prison and its contribution to changes in the size of the prison population, periods of imprisonment over the life course of offenders, and methods to address nonresponse in generating national-level estimates of transitions between stages of the imprisonment process.

Amount: $200,000

Date due: June 4, 2010

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tribal Youth Field-Initiated Research & Evaluation

This solicitation will fund field initiated studies to further our understanding of the experiences, strengths, and needs of tribal youth, their families, and communities, and what works to reduce their risks for delinquency and victimization. OJJDP is especially interested in applications to conduct evaluation studies that identify effective and promising delinquency prevention, intervention, and treatment programs for tribal youth, including those that assist tribal youth in enhancing their own cultural knowledge and awareness.

Amount: $500,000

Date due: May 17, 2010

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Tribal Youth Training & Technical Assistance

Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance provides training and technical assistance to the grantees of OJJDP's Tribal Youth Program (TYP); American Indian tribes,; and Alaska Native communities (hereafter collectively referred to as tribal communities). TYP training and technical assistance is designed to help tribal communities develop comprehensive, systemic approaches that reduce juvenile delinquency, violence, and child victimization and increase public safety.

Amount: $2.4m

Date due: May 18, 2010

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Forensic Science Training (NIJ)

NIJ seeks proposals for the development and delivery of forensic science training. The goal is to increase the number of no-cost educational opportunities for State and local practitioners in forensic science disciplines, as well as to provide forensic science training to other relevant State and local criminal justice partners. This solicitation also seeks proposals for the development and delivery of forensic digital evidence training to State and local law enforcement.

Amount: Varies

Date due: May 17, 2010

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Research & Evaluation on Sexual Violence, Stalking and Teen Dating Violence

The National Institute on Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding related to research and evaluation on violence against women—specifically projects on sexual violence, stalking, and teen dating violence. Proposed research should help increase women’s safety and improve the justice system and related responses to sexual violence, stalking, and teen dating violence. Research is sought on the criminal justice system’s response to sexual violence and stalking; the extent of the problem of teen dating violence and characteristics of abusive teen relationships; and evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of teen dating violence programs, policies, and legislation in addressing teen dating violence.

Amount: $500,000/year for 3 years

Date due: June 1, 2010

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Field-initiated Research (BJA)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking proposals that demonstrate innovation in justice; address a demonstrated gap in areas within the justice system or in the knowledge base of justice system practitioners and/or state and local policymakers; and allow for replication nationwide. The purpose of this solicitation is to identify those field-generated innovative strategies that may ultimately be added to the pool of criminal justice evidence-based strategies and promising practices.

Applications may be submitted under one of three categories (1) state or local programs that strategically address emerging or chronic criminal justice issues; (2) innovative strategies for addressing these issues; or (3) strategies to sustain innovative of evidence-based programs. Through this solicitation, BJA is looking for the best innovative, field-generated concepts for advancing the capabilities and performance of the criminal justice system, including sustainability planning and the implementation of an evidence-based practice in a novel way or to address a new issue. Projects will be expected to establish performance measures for success, assess projects based on agreed upon performance measures, and document results that may be reported and replicated elsewhere.This program is funded under both the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.

Amount: $750,000

Date due: May 18, 2010

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Tribal Courts Assistance Program (TCAP)

The Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Tribal Courts Assistance Program (TCAP) helps develop new tribal courts; improves the operations of existing tribal courts; provides assistance with the development, enhancement, and operation of tribal justice systems; and provides funding for training and technical assistance (TTA) of tribal court and justice systems staff. The goal of the Tribal Courts TTA Program is to provide assistance to tribes through training, technical assistance, and policy development as the tribes strategically develop, implement, enhance, and operate their court systems. The training and technical assistance also assists the tribes in developing and implementing strategic community-wide criminal justice system planning.

Amount: $1.5m

Date due: May 18, 2010

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Social Science Research in Forensic Science

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is interested in a wide range of research that will improve public safety and advance the administration of justice by helping to improve the use of forensic evidence in the criminal justice system and ensure the integrity of forensic processes. Applicants are free to propose projects in the topics identified in this solicitation or propose other social science projects in the area of forensic science.

Date due: May 3, 2010

Amount: $500,000 (for 1 - 3 years)

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