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Public Comments Requested on the Proposed Extension of a Currently Approved Collection, Survey of Sexual Victimization

BJS encourages comments for 60 days through April 12, 2024, on the proposed extension, with change, of a currently approved collection, Survey of Sexual Victimization (SSV). Your comments on BJS’s request to the Office of Management and Budget, which is published in the Federal Register, should respond to one or more of the following: 

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
  • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used
  • Evaluate whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
  • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

Through the SSV, BJS will obtain annual administrative data from an estimated 1,532 respondents on allegations and substantiated incidents of sexual victimization from adult correctional and juvenile justice authorities. This meets the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA; Pub. L. 108–79).

Date Published: February 12, 2024