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Student Scholarships: National Research Conference

NIJ’s 2024 National Research Conference will take place September 16-18 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re pleased to support the costs for up to 25 undergraduate and graduate students, including air and ground transportation, a three-night hotel stay, federal per diem, and registration.

Evaluating Programs to Prevent Extremism

Over the past decade, NIJ has solicited cross-disciplinary studies to help us understand the effectiveness of policies, programs, and initiatives to prevent and counter violent extremism. Three studies offer key insights and recommended practices for examining the effectiveness of these critical public safety programs.

Public Mass Shootings Research

A special report presents a synthesis of select findings from NIJ-supported research projects on public mass shootings, including school mass shootings, and identifies areas of need and interest for future research and recommendations.

Term of the Month - Drone-Delivered Contraband in Correctional Facilities

Contraband entering correctional facilities by drones, or unmanned aircraft systems, poses a significant threat to safety and security. Detection technology is rapidly evolving to help agencies better defend against drone delivery of drugs, weapons, cell phones, and other contraband.

Criminal Justice Data Archives

The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data archives data on crime and justice and contains data from over 2,700 curated studies or statistical data series. The website is home to several large-scale datasets, including the National Crime Victimization Survey, FBI's Uniform Crime Reports and National Incident-Based Reporting System, and the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods.

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List of Compliant Ballistic Resistant Body Armor

NIJ certifies torso-worn ballistic resistant body armor for law enforcement that complies with the requirements our Compliance Testing Program. If you’re in the law enforcement profession, review a newly updated list of all compliant armor, searching by manufacturing company, gender, threat levels, and other factors.

Listen, Learn, Inform - About NIJ

Find funding opportunities

Find funding opportunities

NIJ awards research, development, testing, and evaluation grants.
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Read the latest

Review a list of publications and articles from both NIJ and the researchers we fund.
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Register for events

Check out a list of our upcoming events. If you don't see anything of interest, we also offer a number of recorded, on-demand event and training opportunities.
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Browse all topics

Find articles and other information on a wide variety of criminal justice topics.

CrimeSolutions Program and Practice Ratings

Promoting First Relationships for Native Families

This is a home-visiting program to foster positive caregiver–child relationships in Native families.

Impact of the Wraparound Program for Dually Involved Youth (Florida) on Youth Arrests

The program is an intensive case management model for providing services to youths simultaneously involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, with the goal of reducing recidivism.

Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

This practice utilizes a multi-tiered system of supports designed to make schools more effective in establishing a school culture and building a behavioral supports system to improve students’ behavioral, social, emotional, and academic outcomes. It involves three tiers of support, including both prevention and intervention efforts.

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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 risk and needs assessment system for incarcerated individuals, and develop recommendations regarding effective evidence-based recidivism reduction programs and activities.