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FY24 Funding Opportunity Forecast

NIJ anticipates releasing a multitude of funding opportunities in fiscal year 2024, supporting several legacy and new research topics. We typically release funding opportunities beginning in late fall. All postings are pending available FY 2024 funding and are subject to change.

The Impact of False or Misleading Forensic Evidence on Wrongful Convictions
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Faulty Forensic Evidence and Wrongful Convictions

NIJ-supported researchers analyzed the impact of forensic science on erroneous convictions that the National Registry of Exonerations classified as associated with “false or misleading forensic evidence,” and found key areas connected with higher rates of wrongful convictions.

Web-based Forensic Tool Helps ID Skeletal Remains

OsteoID is a free, searchable forensic database that can quickly, easily, and reliably determine the species associated with a bone. Published reports suggest that 25-30 percent of forensic anthropologist caseloads consists of non-human elements, such as bones and teeth from other species – this tool, developed by NIJ-funded researchers, helps save valuable time and resources in forensic investigations during critical determination periods.

Term of the Month - Implementation Science

Implementation science aims to bridge the gap between science and routine practice. When research reveals what works and what doesn’t, implementation science helps us understand what it takes to ensure that proven strategies are adopted, properly implemented, and sustained.

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.

Listen, Learn, Inform - About NIJ

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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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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.