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Research and Evaluation on Policing

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects that examine (1) the impact of the reallocation of police resources consequent to redefining police mandates on public safety and public services; (2) implementation and sustainment of long-term organizational change in policing agencies; and (3) police recruitment, retention, and training in today’s environment.

Deadline: 

Friday, May 20, 2022

Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice: Diversion and Restorative Justice

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects examining the impact of court tools, practices, and policies on the administration of justice and public safety in state, local, and tribal jurisdictions. The two research priorities for this FY2022 solicitation are:

Deadline: 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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: 

Monday, April 25, 2022

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime

NIJ supports rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for state, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence. This program furthers DOJ’s mission to combat the Nation's opioid epidemic, support prosecutors in their efforts, and reduce violent and other drug-related crime through research that promotes effective law enforcement, court, and corrections responses to illegal drug markets (including diversion of legal drugs).

Deadline: 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Research and Evaluation on Gangs and Gang Violence

NIJ is seeking applications for the funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce gang activity, violence, and victimization in the United States. Gangs and gang members are responsible for a large amount of crime and violence in many localities; and are responsible for a disproportionate share in those communities most afflicted by crime and violence.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 29, 2019

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