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Research into Desistance from Crime

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks to build upon its past research efforts to understand and aid inaccelerating the process of desistance from crime. Applicants should propose research projects that have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ encourages applicants to submit proposals for innovative approaches to advance the field’s conceptualization of desistance, novel ways of understanding the processes underlying desistance from crime, and integrating desistance into criminal justice practice and policy.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Research and Evaluation on Domestic Terrorism Prevention

This solicitation seeks to build knowledge and evidence related to strategies for effective prevention of terrorism in the United States. Applicants should propose research projects that will primarily benefit, and have clear implications for, criminal justice agencies and their attendant communities at the state, local, and tribal levels.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Research and Evaluation on Policing

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for research projects employing randomized control trials (RCTs) to develop evidence-based knowledge in policing.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice

NIJ seeks applications for funding for investigator-initiated, interdisciplinary research and evaluation projects related to the administration of justice in three areas: (1) eyewitness evidence; (2) police deflection strategies; and (3) forensic science testimony. Applications that fall outside these three priority areas will not be considered. This solicitation aims to strengthen the knowledge base on these three priority areas, and to improve public safety by producing findings with practical implications. It supports the U.S.

Deadline: 

Friday, April 19, 2019

To Conduct Research on Improving Court Appearances

LJAF remains committed to helping criminal justice professionals improve their knowledge of “what works” to increase community safety, equity, and fairness in the justice system. Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), LJAF will provide funding to selected researchers to conduct rigorously designed research studies that answer lingering questions about improving court appearance alongside other outcomes for justice-involved individuals.

Deadline: 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Promoting Success in Community Supervision

LJAF aims to address our nation’s most pressing and persistent challenges using evidence-based, multidisciplinary approaches. The goal of this RFP is to help spur community corrections research and policy innovations that promote success and improve supervision outcomes. LJAF seeks proposals for projects that address the following priorities:
1. Shaping, accelerating, and evaluating state policy changes
2. Reducing revocations while protecting public safety

Deadline: 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Reimagining America’s Crisis Response Systems

LJAF seeks proposals for evaluations of (1) emergency response programs for individuals in moments of crisis, (2) post-crisis stabilization facilities, and/or (3) treatment programs and services funded by governments or other entities. Evaluations should focus on outcomes for individuals whose vulnerabilities include mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or homelessness.

Deadline: 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research for a Culture of Health

Systems for Action is a research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that builds a Culture of Health by testing new ways of connecting the US’s medical, social, and public health systems.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Collaborative Research: Pennsylvania Solitary Confinement Study

The U.S. penal population is the largest in the world, but imprisonment in America is also distinguished by its extensive use of solitary confinement, defined as incarceration in a cell for 23 hours each day with limited access to visits from outsiders or rehabilitative programs. Solitary confinement is an important but understudied part of the experience of punishment in the United States. The scant available evidence suggests solitary confinement is associated with poor health and adjustment to society after incarceration.

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