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NIJ Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice, Fiscal Year 2021

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects examining the impact of pretrial strategies on the administration of justice and public safety. Specifically, NIJ seeks applications for projects examining the impact on the administration of justice and public safety of  pretrial detention healthcare, data-driven interventions, prosecutorial discretion, decriminalization of certain offences, and bail reform.


Number of Awards: 4
Total Amount Awarded: $2,734,735


Date Modified: January 15, 2021

The bold text below has been added under “Additional Information” on page 10. “The recent median NIJ grant award amount is approximately $600,000. Applicants are encouraged to propose budgets that match the research activities proposed, which may be more or less than the anticipated maximum dollar amount of awards.”

Date Modified: February 1, 2021

Deadlines for this solicitation have been extended.

Date Modified: April 27, 2021

The deadlines for this solicitation have been extended due to planned system upgrades that will make the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) unavailable for users from Friday, May 7, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. ET to Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 5:30 a.m. ET.

Date Created: January 8, 2021