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NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons

In collaboration with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), NIJ seeks to build upon its research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. Applicants should propose research and evaluation projects that — first and foremost — have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ seeks proposals for research...

NIJ FY23 Graduate Research Fellowship

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The Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program provides grants to accredited academic institutions to support outstanding doctoral students whose dissertation research is relevant to criminal and or juvenile justice.

NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation of Services for Victims of Crime

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In collaboration with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), NIJ seeks applications for rigorous research and evaluation projects in three topical areas: 1) evaluation of programs that provide services for victims of crime; 2) research on supporting victims of community violence; and 3) financial costs of crime victimization. Applicants must submit proposals that address one of the three topic areas.

NIJ FY23 Research on the Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation of Older Adults

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With this solicitation, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks proposals for research and evaluation projects in four topical areas: 1) evaluation of programs that seek to prevent, intervene in, or respond to the abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of older adults (age 60 years or above); 2) research on individuals who abuse older adults; 3) research on polyvictimization in older adults; and 4) research...

NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation on Jails

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks to add to the body of empirical knowledge on local jails to inform development of policy and practice, in order to improve outcomes for people confined to jails, their families, their communities, and jail personnel. NIJ requests proposals for rigorous research to examine all aspects of jail systems, including those that address the basic operations of jails and their impact...

NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation on Firearms Violence and Mass Shootings

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce intentional, interpersonal firearm violence and mass shootings in the United States in three categories: (1) research or evaluation of Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws, otherwise known as "Red Flag Laws;" (2) research on the sources of the firearm used in the commission of...

Current State of Knowledge about Stalking and Gender-Based Violence: The Known, Unknown, and Yet To Be Known

February 2022

Nearly one in six of women experience stalking victimization at some point during their life, and most are stalked by someone who they know—typically current or former intimate partners. Given the escalation of violence and potential harm that an individual may commit while stalking someone, it is important to bring more attention to this issue. This brown-bag session highlights a panel of scholars to share what the field currently knows about stalking behaviors and victims, including a focus on intimate partner violence, non-partner relationships, and police response.

Defining and Studying Elder Abuse Polyvictimization

January 2023

NIJ Social Science Analyst Yunsoo Park shares her knowledge about elder abuse, a widespread issue in the U.S. and around the world, particularly polyvictimization — the experience of a range of different types of abuse and maltreatment. As much as 11% of community-residing older adults experienced some form of abuse or mistreatment in the past year. Yunsoo discusses risk factors, difficulties in defining and studying elder abuse polyvictimization, and strategies for intervention and prevention. Stacy Lee Reynolds, a Communications Assistant with NIJ, hosts.