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Criminal Justice Requirements and Resources Consortium

Award Information

Award #
2018-75-CX-K006
Funding Category
Competitive
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2018
Total funding (to date)
$4,497,434

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $1,497,434)

The applicant proposes to assemble a consortium with the RAND Corporation as the lead but also made up of organizations with knowledge, research efforts, and capabilities across law enforcements, courts, and corrections communities specifically the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the RTI International (RTI) and the University of Denver (DU). The consortium’s efforts to identify and prioritize criminal justice needs and possible solutions will use brainstorming and Delphi method based prioritization, established and utilized over the years since it was first developed in the 1960s. The methods utilized seek to both gain the advantages of group (various panels of experts) based decision-making while simultaneously recognizing and addressing its limitations. The results of these activities will not only inform NIJ’s role as the national focal point for research on criminal justice but will also provide information intended to contribute to enhancing innovation in the criminal justice communities.

The RAND consortium will also oversee the academic support, research assistance, travel and logistical support, and implementation training for evidence-based policing models for LEADS Scholars and policing agencies seeking to advance evidence-based policing practices.

"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).

CA/NCF

It is anticipated that with this funding at least seven (7) expert panel meetings will take place under this request, focused on identifying criminal justice communities’ highest priority needs, along with potential solutions to those needs. All of the in-person meetings for these activities will be held in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area (per the original solicitation).

In addition, RAND will continue to oversee many aspects of the Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) program. This program supports the professional development and research capacity of mid-career, sworn law enforcement officers dedicated to advancing the police profession through science.

Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law, and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). NCA/NCF

RAND serves as the central hub for the Consortium’s needs assessment and practitioner support for evidence-based policy-making functions. RAND develops and oversees expert panel workshops to identify and prioritize the needs of criminal justice stakeholders, including logistical support, expert identification, facilitation, reimbursement, analysis of results, and report generation. It is anticipated that with this requested funding at least seven (7) expert panel workshops will take place in FY 2021, focused on identifying criminal justice communities’ highest priority needs, along with potential solutions to those needs. All of the in-person meetings for these activities will be held in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. In addition, RAND will continue to oversee many aspects of the Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) program. This program supports the professional development and research capacity of mid-career, sworn law enforcement officers dedicated to advancing the police profession through science. Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law, and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 31, 2018