Thursday, December 2, 2010

Building and Enhancing Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

NIJ is interested in funding multiple projects in support of criminal justice researcher-practitioner partnerships, as well as capturing, in detail, relevant accounts of these collaborations. Such partnerships have frequently been encouraged in solicitations for research. However, this solicitation specifically aims to support activities that capture and build on these efforts and that provide opportunities for creating, enhancing, and sustaining criminal justice researcher-practitioner partnerships that will lead to better criminal justice policy, practice, and research. Projects that address issues and agencies in the juvenile justice system are also eligible. For the purpose of this solicitation, practitioner or criminal justice practitioner refers to those persons working in public-, private-, or community-based agencies related to law enforcement; corrections, including parole, probation, and offender reentry; the criminal judicial system; forensic sciences; or crime victim services. Similarly, practice-based organizations or agencies refer to public-, private-, or community-based criminal justice agencies. Authorizing Legislation: Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (sections 201 and 202).

The Junior Faculty Grant Program supports new and ongoing criminal justice researcher-practitioner partnerships that pair a senior faculty member (Associate Professor or Professor) with a junior faculty member (Assistant Professor).

Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Fellowship Placement Program. This program will support the placement of a researcher within a criminal justice practice-based organization. The researcher will work directly with the organization to conduct needed criminal justice research and/or evaluation related to the needs of the organization.

Amount: $250,000

Date due: March 1, 2011

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