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BJS FY 13 Continuation of the Federal Justice Statistics Program

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BJS is announcing a public solicitation for the continuation of the Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP) through a Cooperative Agreement. The FJSP is managed by BJS and serves as the national clearinghouse of federal case processing data. Under this program, data provided by six federal justice agencies are standardized, maintained, analyzed, and archived (currently under Award #2010-BJ-CX-K079). The FJSP produces annual, cross-sectional data files (Standard Analysis Files, or SAFs) which represent the stages from arrest and prosecution through pretrial release, adjudication, sentencing, appeals, and corrections. BJS has used these files to report on defendants processed at a specific stage at a point in time. In the late 1990s, the FJSP developed a methodology to link person-case records to improve statistical reporting. Recognizing the greater analytical rigor that linked or longitudinal data provides in addressing policy questions, the FJSP created the Dyad Link File System to enable analysis of linked cohorts. The clearinghouse currently contains annual cross- sectional data files and Dyad Link Files from 1994 to 2010.


Number of Awards: 1
Total Amount Awarded: $2,997,627

Date Created: May 9, 2013