As part of a collaborative effort with the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART), NIJ seeks proposals to conduct an evaluability assessment of up to five sites that are implementing the Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) model. Results from the evaluability assessments may become a precursor to further research and program development work, lay possible groundwork for other targeted research, and assist with the coordination of extramural and intramural research and evaluation efforts sponsored by NIJ and partnering agencies.
NIJ is seeking applications for the funding of research and technology development leading to the introduction of new forensic tools for digital evidence. NIJ is specifically interested in proposals addressing the following topics:Forensic tools for mobile cellular devices.Data forensics in the Internet-based (Cloud Computing) environment.Forensic tools for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications.Forensic tools for vehicle computer systems.
NIJ seeks applications for funding for research, development, and evaluation leading to the adoption of new location-based information systems to improve the effective management of offenders under supervision in the community.
NIJ seeks applications for funding for research on sentencing and community corrections policies and practices that promote effective and cost-efficient community-based alternatives to jail and prison without jeopardizing public safety.
NIJ is seeking proposals for research to evaluate the effectiveness of a demonstration program that includes a drug-testing, sanctions, and treatment protocol for chronic drug users under criminal justice supervision in the community. The basic principles of the program must include: (1) frequent drug testing; (2) certain, swift, and graduated sanctions for failed tests; and (3) access to residential treatment, as appropriate.