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BJS Statistical Support Program (BJS-SSP)

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $1,999,876)

Through the BJS Statistical Support Program (BJS-SSP), BJS aims to undertake statistical and methodological research that complements the routine collection and reporting of criminal justice system statistics. BJS develops and disseminates statistics that describe criminal justice system operations and attributes of law enforcement, prosecution, judicial, and correctional agencies at all levels of government. BJS also undertakes special projects to develop new statistical collections and methodologies. During a given year, BJS conducts about 30 statistical collections. The majority obtain two types of information: (1) movement of offender populations through the criminal justice system, and (2) characteristics of criminal justice agencies. In addition, several BJS collections are based on administrative records obtained from courts and pretrial and correctional agencies.

BJS is awarding funding to Abt Associates to support the goal of the BJS-SSP through four primary objectives: (1) identify and retain affiliates who can provide, substantive, statistical, technical, and methodological expertise needed to guide efforts on specific tasks, (2) develop and test new BJS data collections that address gaps in BJS statistical coverage, (3) develop methods to modernize and restore discontinued BJS data collections, and (4) assist BJS staff in completing special analyses that address emerging issues. BJS expects one to two tasks per year to be performed under this award. Once underway, BJS will provide statements of work to which the recipient of funds is expected to respond with a proposed plan and budget.

Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined by applicable law and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).


Date Created: September 16, 2019