NIJ is collaborated with DOJ’s Office for Access to Justice on the now closed "NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice" solicitation and a forthcoming report on indigent defense service models. Visit our Indigent Defense page for details.
NIJ seeks programs that are interested in participating in the NIJ Multisite Impact and Cost -Efficiency Evaluation of Veterans Treatment Courts. To learn more, see the webinar on NIJ’s Multisite Impact and Cost-Efficiency Evaluation of Veterans Treatment Courts.
If your organization is interested in becoming a research partner site, contact us at [email protected].
The National Institute of Justice sponsors criminal court research and court-based program evaluation to identify tools, programs and policies that satisfy criminal justice goals including: public safety, cost-efficiency and fair and equitable treatment of victims and defendants. Our work focuses on four major areas:
- Court operations and case management — methods for criminal justice administration applicable to diversion, pretrial, and other stages of criminal case processing.
- Specialized or problem-solving courts — court-based interventions for persons who come into contact with the criminal justice system, and communities that address substance abuse, mental health, and other criminogenic needs.
- Adjudication and sentencing — criminal case procedures for judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, and juries from arraignment through trial and sentencing.
- Forensics and technology — forensic and other scientific technologies that support criminal case processing through information sharing, evidence testing and management, and other investigative and trial functions.
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