NIJ is the research and development arm of the U.S. Justice Department. As such, it is committed to "fostering science-based criminal justice practice." As part of NIJ's ongoing initiative to overcome the gap between the findings of scientific research and criminal justice practices, it sought and supported a Translational Criminology Research Fellow in FY2014. The selected Fellow worked in residency at NIJ for 1 year, helping NIJ staff to become more systematic and deliberate in its conceptualization of the science-practice gap, its development, and implementation of activities intended to bridge this gap, followed by measurement of the impact of such activities. The Fellow engaged in a wide range of activities to document NIJ's current conceptualization of the science-practice gap, activities underway to target this gap, and their impact. Developing a comprehensive understanding of NIJ's current strategies was the first step in building a foundation for organizing and systematizing future planning, management, and evaluation. The Fellow assembled and met regularly with a working group representative of NIJ staff, so as to gain insight into NIJ processes. These efforts culminated in a set of internal documents to be used by NIJ to plan for more systematic and deliberate efforts to translate research findings into practices that improve outcomes. This resulted in a visualization of NIJ's conceptualization of the science-practice gap, a logic model that links NIJ's bridging activities to their needed resources and desired outcomes, as well as an evaluation plan for assessing impact. 6 references .