Assessments of NIJ

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Assessments of the National Institute of Justice
TitleAssessing EntityDate
Justice Grant Programs: DOJ Could Improve Decision-Making Documentation and Better Assess Results of DNA Backlog Reduction Program FundsGovernment Accountability OfficeJuly 2013
Law Enforcement Body Armor: DOJ Supports Its Use and Enhancements, but Could Strengthen Management of Its Related Grant ProgramsGovernment Accountability OfficeFebruary 2012
Strengthening the National Institute of Justice Exit Notice

Read NIJ's response and listen to a panel from the 2011 NIJ Conference discussing NIJ's response (01:14:39).
National Research Council of the National AcademiesJuly 2010
Audit of the National Institute of Justice’s Practices for Awarding Grants and Contracts in Fiscal Years 2005 through 2007 (pdf, 192 pages)

See Guidelines on the Administration and Management of NIJ Grant Programs February 2010 (pdf, 23 pages), created to address several findings and recommendations noted in the report.
DOJ Office of the Inspector GeneralSeptember 2009
Program Assessment of the National Institute of JusticeOffice of Management and Budget, Program Assessment Review Tool (PART)2005
Law Enforcement: Better Performance Measures Needed to Assess Results of Justice's Office of Science and TechnologyGovernment Accountability OfficeNovember 2003
Justice Outcome Evaluations: Design and Implementation of Studies Require More NIJ AttentionGovernment Accountability OfficeSeptember 2003
Understanding Crime: An Evaluation of the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (pdf, 261 pages)National Research Council of the National Academies1977
Date Modified: July 31, 2013