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IACA 2024 Call for Presenters

NIJ seeks presentation proposals for the International Association of Crime Analysts 2024 Conference that will translate research into actionable information. Preference will be given to proposals that clearly summarize sound research evidence, help to build knowledge and skills using practitioner-focused instruction, and highlight research-driven innovation across crime analysis practices.

Researchers Develop Predictive Models for Pediatric Head Injuries

NIJ-supported research has enabled biomechanical experts to improve predictive models of head injuries in children, helping physicians and law enforcement better distinguish between accidental injury and abuse.

Exhibitor Showcase for the National Research Conference

We’re accepting submissions from research-based organizations to exhibit products, technology, or services at NIJ’s 2024 National Research Conference, taking place September 16 - 18 in Pittsburgh. This is an opportunity for exhibitors to present offerings with a direct application to data and research relevant to safety and justice. Space is limited.

Term of the Month - Wrongful Convictions

Wrongful convictions occur when innocent people are convicted of crimes committed by others or are found guilty even though a crime was not committed. Research estimates suggest the wrongful conviction rate in the United States is less than 5%.

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.

List of Compliant Ballistic Resistant Body Armor
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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.

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Find funding opportunities

NIJ awards research, development, testing, and evaluation grants.
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Review a list of publications and articles from both NIJ and the researchers we fund.
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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.