The purpose of this solicitation is to promote multidisciplinary research in the area of safety, health, and wellness for the criminal justice community in support of the NIJ Safety, Health, and Wellness Strategic Research Plan 2016-2021.
Applicants should submit proposals that address one of the three categories identified below. Application titles should clearly indicate the category proposed. Each category aligns with specific objectives within the Safety, Health, and Wellness Strategic Research Plan. Applicants should note that each category seeks to improve health and wellness in specific populations using different researcher strategies and goals.
Category 1 seeks applicants using behavioral, psychological and physiological measures related to mental and physical health. Category 2 seek applicants to study the impact of the criminal justice system on families and child development. Category 3 seeks to address policy related to courts and the criminal justice system. Categories:
1) Causes and effects of stress and trauma on (a) law enforcement and corrections officers or (b) individuals in violent communities;
2) Impact of parental jail incarceration on children; and
3) The efficacy of services, strategies, policies and processes within the criminal or juvenile justice system that serve as responses to children exposed to violence