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Human Trafficking: Bridging the Data Gaps

Deficient data on the incidence of human trafficking offenses reflect pervasive issues with incident identification and reporting. Looking at law enforcement’s human trafficking records alone, NIJ-funded researchers studied three sites and found that as little as 6% and at most 18% of potential human trafficking victims were captured in police records. 

What is JustGrants?

On October 15, 2020 the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will transition to the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) for all grants management activities and to the Department of Treasury's Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) system for grants payments. 

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NIJ awards research, development, testing, evaluation, and capacity enhancement grants.
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The First Step Act

The First Step Act of 2018 aims to reform the federal prison system and reduce recidivism. NIJ is working to assess and develop an existing prisoner risk and needs assessment system, and develop recommendations regarding effective evidence-based recidivism reduction programs and activities.

Evaluative Conditioning for Adolescent at Risk for Violence

Evaluative Conditioning for Adolescent at Risk for Violence (South Korea) used conditioning methods to change the way at-risk adolescents implicitly think about violence. Adolescents who received evaluative conditioning demonstrated a statistically significant increase in negative implicit attitudes toward violence, compared with the control group.