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MEASURES FOR JUSTICE LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING DATA PORTAL THAT BRINGS NEW TRANSPARENCY TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
The Data Portal offers unprecedented transparency into local justice systems by collecting and analyzing criminal justice data and presenting them at the county level.
The Portal allows users to review and compare performance data within and across states, and to break them down by race/ethnicity; sex; indigent status; age; offense type; offense severity; and attorney type.
“The data are a treasure trove for communities that will now have access to reliable, informative, and comprehensive data about their criminal justice systems,” said Amy Bach, President and Executive Director, Measures for Justice. “Our Portal is intended to be a starting point for conversations about how to address the multiple issues facing the criminal justice system.”
The Data Portal launches with data from over 300 counties in six states: Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Utah, North Carolina, and Washington.
In addition, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is joining other funders to help support Measures for Justice’s goal of measuring 20 states by 2020. These funders include the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, Google.org, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
“It's a sad reality that in today's America there is no easy way to access the most basic criminal justice data from across the country. Better access to criminal justice data is important for informing efforts to make our communities safer and our criminal justice system fairer—after all, you can’t solve a problem if you don't have the facts. We’re thrilled to be supporting Measures for Justice’s work.” – David Plouffe, President of Policy and Advocacy, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Data Portal comprises data that has been passed through 32 performance measures developed by some of the country’s most renowned criminologists and scholars. The measures address three primary objectives of criminal justice systems: Public Safety; Fair Process; Fiscal Responsibility.
“I can imagine a wide variety of uses for the data—the courts, the legislature, and law enforcement. It’s an extremely useful tool.” – Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
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SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT: DEADLINE EXTENDED
NIJ RESEARCH AND EVALUATION ON DRUGS AND CRIME FY2017
Applications Due: April 24, 2017
This funding opportunity seeks proposals to conduct applied research that examines criminal justice tools, protocols, and policies concerning drug trafficking, markets, and use applicable to State, tribal, and local jurisdictions. Applications must address one of two research categories: 1) narcotics, forensic science, and medicolegal death investigation and prosecution; or 2) drug intelligence and community surveillance. NIJ has identified two drug priorities: 1) heroin and other opioids (including diverted prescription drugs); and 2) novel psychoactive substances (also known as synthetic drugs).
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THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the research agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, is pleased to announce the release of the solicitation Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System. With this solicitation, NIJ aims to promote multidisciplinary research in three distinct purpose areas, including the criminal or juvenile justice system responses to children exposed to violence. The other purpose areas are stress and trauma within law enforcement, corrections, and individual communities; and the impact of parental incarceration on children. The intent of this letter is to alert the research community, particularly those who focus on children and youth, of this new funding opportunity. NIJ anticipates up to $4.5 million will be available in FY 2017 to fund multiple awards across the three categories. We have just extended our solicitation another six (6) weeks, and it now closes on May 8, 2017. Please distribute widely to your networks!
This year, children exposed to violence-related research will be housed within this solicitation, resulting from the 2016 Safety Health and Wellness Strategic Plan (https://www.nij.gov/about/strategic-plans/Pages/safety-health-wellness-strategic-research-plan.aspx). NIJ is seeking to fund research that promotes the safety, health, and wellness of individuals affected by, or employed within, the criminal justice system. While all three categories in this solicitation aim to achieve these goals, two specifically focus on children.
NIJ is committed to research promoting the safety for victims of crime and violence and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness in the criminal justice system’s response to violence and victimization. Since 2012, NIJ has funded 11 awards focused on children exposed to violence. Research indicates that early exposure to violence has a significant influence on a child’s behavior and ability to learn and develop coping strategies. It is associated with increased delinquency as well as later academic failure, aggression, substance abuse, adult criminality, depression, and other mental health issues. However, research also shows that positive outcomes are associated with the disruption of violence. This year, NIJ is seeking to enhance the research on services, strategies, policies, and processes within the criminal or juvenile justice system that serve as responses to children identified as witnesses to, or victims of, violence and trauma across a broad range of violence exposures.
A second area of funding within this solicitation seeks research on children of incarcerated parents. While research is beginning to understand the risk factors associated with parental incarceration and the conditions that drive negative externalizing behaviors and outcomes in children of incarcerated parents, it is less clear when these risks are introduced to children of incarcerated parents and the relationship between the length of parental justice-involvement needs and these risk factors. NIJ would like to move the literature beyond focusing exclusively on the impact of long-term prison incarceration to an examination of the risks that may be associated with shorter parental incarceration in jails and parental justice-involvement in general, including the risks associated with parental arrest. Of particular interest is the impact of shorter or multiple parental jails stays on the alternative support system for children.
The final area of funding within this solicitation seeks researchers interested in examining the impact of acute and chronic stress on two populations: (a) law enforcement and corrections officers and (b) individuals in violent communities. For both populations, NIJ is interested in the use of physiological and neurological quantitative physiological and neurological methods to identify the impact that frequent exposure to stress and traumatic events has on the health and wellness of both populations, especially as it relates to the identification, development, and treatment of stress-related disorders (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)). Additionally, the assessment of programs aimed at treating stress and stress-related disorders among these two populations is of interest.
A webinar on this solicitation was held on February 21, 2017, archived here:
The solicitation can be found also at Grants.gov.
· Category 1: Stress and Trauma: Competition ID: NIJ-2017-12040
Application deadline: May 8, 2017
Submission Process: Proposals in response to this Dear Colleague Letter must meet the requirements of the Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System solicitation, and be submitted to Grants.gov by May 8, 2017. Find general information on applying for NIJ awards on our Funding page at http://nij.gov/funding.
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