Development of a Model Approach to Arrest Data Analysis

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Funding Opportunity ID: 295996
Opportunity Number: 17CS12
Opportunity Title: Development of a Model Approach to Arrest Data Analysis
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is a center for learning, innovation and leadership that shapes and advances effective correctional practice and public policy. The deliverables from this cooperative agreement will contribute to the mission of NIC by promoting the ongoing development and advancement of correctional practices by developing a model approach to arrest data analysis for the purposes of informing and monitoring data driven practices. A core resource of the Evidence- Based Decision Making Initiative is “A Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems” outlines a set of principles for effectively implementing EBDM. Principle Four states: “The criminal justice system will continually learn and improve when professionals make decisions based on the collection, analysis, and use of data and information” . EBDM policy teams identified a need to have a better understanding of local arrest trends and developing an accurate source of arrest data to rely on for future policy and practice change. NIC recognizes that this need is not limited to EBDM sites as many jurisdictions have challenges related to accessing reliable data for the purposes of informing and monitoring data driven practices. Therefore, a deliverable will include developing a model approach on data accessibility, accuracy and consistency for the purposes of developing and/or improving data driven practices.
CFDA Number(s): 16.602
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: NIC invites applications from nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, community, and tribal organizations), for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Recipients, including for-profit organizations, must agree to waive any profit or fee for services.

NIC welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as sub-recipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire program.

NIC may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.

Agency Code: USDOJ-BOP-NIC
Agency Name: Department of Justice
National Institute of Corrections
Posted Date: Jul 31, 2017
Close Date: Aug 31, 2017
Last Updated Date: Jul 31, 2017
Award Ceiling: $60,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $60,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Utilizing information and data specific to LaCrosse, County WI, develop a “model approach” to data analysis to determine arrest trends and provide tracking measures for criminal justice stakeholder review. Additionally, a corresponding curriculum framework will be developed allowing for teaching and learning around data accessibility, accuracy and consistency for the purposes of informing and monitoring data driven practices. The development of this model and framework will allow other localities to develop the capacity to understand and improve their current arrest data collection and analysis practices.
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