NIJ is seeking rigorous research, to evaluate promising practices and strategies that aim to promote effective management and supervision of offenders in both institutions and in the community. Specifically, NIJ is interested in receiving proposals for research and evaluation focused on reducing violence and misconduct, and provision of medical and mental health services.
NIJ is particularly interested in receiving proposals addressing these topics in the context of jails and community corrections and as it relates particularly to the provision of medical and mental health services in the context of rural and tribal correctional systems. Every correctional setting has a unique operating environment and challenges. Yet jails, community corrections and rural and tribal correction systems have received limited empirical attention relative to the number of jurisdictions they serve and the critical functions they provide in the delivery of correctional services.
This research supports the U.S. Department of Justice priorities to reduce violent crime and to protect police and other public safety personnel.