FY 2021 Local Jail Reporting Program (LJRP) Pilot Test


Funding Opportunity ID: 333098
Opportunity Number: O-BJS-2021-60012
Opportunity Title: FY 2021 Local Jail Reporting Program (LJRP) Pilot Test
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Information and Statistics
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 16.734
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: USDOJ-OJP-BJS
Agency Name: Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Posted Date: Apr 26, 2021
Close Date: Jun 14, 2021
Last Updated Date: Apr 26, 2021
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $250,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications for funding to conduct a pilot test of the Local Jails Reporting Program (LJRP), a new jail-data collection of individual-level jail inmate administrative records. The LJRP will capture jail bookings with timestamps and information on the circumstances of admission and release. It will also collect data on a one-day snapshot of the jail population, including demographic and criminal justice characteristics of inmates, such as offense or charge, bail and temporary release, court disposition, and sentence. The data collected from the LJRP will be used solely for statistical and research purposes. The LJRP will describe the movement of arrested persons through the jail system. In particular, the individual-level booking data will be key to understanding important issues, such as pre-trial detention, the use of bail and temporary release, and jail recidivism (by linking records of the same individuals). Approximately 11 million people are admitted to the more than 3,000 local jails each year. The sheer volume of associated jail records represents not only a unique opportunity for jail research, but also a challenge to efficiently capture, process, and analyze administrative data from different jail jurisdictions. The 2021 pilot test aims to collect data from about 10 of the largest local jails in the United States. About 6% of the total jail population will be covered. Through the pilot test, BJS will explore best practices to gain jail support for the LJRP and to deal with complex administrative booking data. If funding is available, BJS will consider gradually increasing collection coverage in future years.
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