NIJ, BJS, and OJJDP have entered into a partnership to request applications under this Data Resources Program (DRP) solicitation for original research using existing data available from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) and other public sources. NIJ will manage and fund awards resulting from this solicitation.
NACJD houses quantitative and qualitative data from research funded by these three agencies. The data are made available online at no cost as downloadable, machine-readable files. Copies of documentation, such as user guides and codebooks, are also available at no charge. NACJD is maintained by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan and is supported by NIJ, BJS, and OJJDP.
NIJ, BJS, and OJJDP sponsor data sets covering a wide-range of juvenile and criminal justice topics. Most of these data sets are available at NACJD, although some data may also be available from other agency websites. DRP is primarily intended to support secondary analysis to inform juvenile and criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. Therefore, other publicly available secondary data may also be proposed.