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NIJ Fiscal Year 2023 Funding Opportunities

We have begun posting FY2023 solicitations on our current funding page and have posted a list of anticipated FY2023 funding opportunity topics.

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NIJ’s Research Conference Registration has Closed

NIJ is hosting a 3-day, in-person conference from May 23-25, 2023, in Arlington, Virginia. The theme of NIJ’s National Research Conference is “evidence to action,” as our goal is to bring researchers and practitioners together to learn about the latest research evidence, and how it can be implemented to promote safety, equity, and justice. 

IACA Call for Papers

NIJ’s seeks presentation proposals for the International Association of Crime Analysts 2023 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.

Scholarships to Advance Science in Policing

NIJ is now accepting applications for our Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science Scholars (LEADS) programs for law enforcement officers, civilians, and academics. The LEADS Scholars Programs advance evidence-based policing by supporting the development of research-minded law enforcement professionals and their academic partners through travel, training, research support, and partnership opportunities.

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Fast Screening of Gunshot Residue

NIJ-supported researchers developed an unprecedented gunshot residue dataset to develop a quick, dual-detection method for gunshot residue. The methodology creates a new path for addressing court-relevant queries regarding the firing of a weapon.

March 2023 TOTM Polyvictimization
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Polyvictimization is generally defined as an experience or experiences of multiple types of violence, abuse, mistreatment, or other adversities. Polyvictimization typically refers to two or more different types of victimization — such as sexual violence and physical abuse — rather than multiple episodes of a single type of victimization.

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.

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

CrimeSolutions Program and Practice Ratings

Risk Reduction through Family Therapy (RRFT) for Adolescents

The goal of this exposure-based, integrative intervention was to reduce substance use and mental health problems in adolescents who have experienced trauma.

Adolescent Substance Use Treatment

The primary goal of substance use treatment is to reduce or treat substance use among adolescents. There are several different types of treatment modalities that can be used in substance use treatment for adolescents, such as cognitive–behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and assertive continuing care programs.

Reentry Services of Clay County (Minnesota)

This is a one-to-one mentoring program aimed at improving public safety by assisting youths who commit offenses with comprehensive reentry services following their release into the community.

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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.