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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.

Research and Evaluation on Hate Crimes

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for research and evaluation related to hate crime perpetration and victimization.

Deadline: 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding of rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for State, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address two drug priorities: (1) drug trafficking, markets, and use related to heroin and other opioids (including fentanyl, diverted pharmaceuticals, synthetic drugs, and
analogues); and (2) illegal marijuana markets and drug-related violent crime.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Research and Evaluation on Gangs and Gang Violence

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for the funding of research and evaluation related to street gangs and gang violence.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Research and Evaluation in Corrections

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for the funding of rigorous evaluations of promising practices, programs, and technologies in institutional and community corrections.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for research and evaluation on violence against women.

Deadline: 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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