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NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice: Advancing Access to Justice 60 Years after Gideon

NIJ’s Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice Program supports rigorous research and evaluation projects examining the impact of court and other criminal justice tools, practices, and policies on the administration of justice and public safety in state, local, and tribal jurisdictions. With the 60th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963), and in collaboration with DOJ’s Office for Access to...

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 Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects that will: 1) identify and inform the forensic community of best practices through the evaluation of existing laboratory protocols; and/or 2) have a direct and immediate impact on laboratory efficiency and assist in making laboratory policy decisions.

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

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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 two categories: (1) research or evaluation of Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws, otherwise known as "Red Flag Laws" and (2) research on the sources of the firearm used in the commission...

Redefining Trauma-Informed Assessments for Teen Dating Violence: An Introduction to the VIP Study

February 2022

Mandates for risk assessment protocols to be trauma-informed are now common across juvenile justice and school settings. However, there is little direction on how to best translate this mandate into evidence-based screening and assessment tools. This presentation will describe the theoretical model underpinning the Vulnerability, Impairment, and Promotive factors (VIP) Study, which seeks to offer an alternative to existing risk assessment approaches in vulnerable adolescents.