Extending the Application Deadline for Two Priority-Area Solicitations

In February’s Director’s Corner, I discussed the importance of our work and our ongoing commitment to the relevance, reach, and impact of the research we fund. To help meet that commitment, we are extending the application deadline for two of our open solicitations.

I want to draw your attention to the priority areas for the Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System solicitation.

In 2016, NIJ produced and published our Safety, Health, and Wellness Strategic Research Plan. The plan is the result of a multidisciplinary collaboration and was born of the clear message from practitioners that their understanding of safety, health, and wellness issues in the criminal justice system is both critical and lacking. From this plan emerged the current solicitation. The solicitation addresses three of the priority areas called out in the strategic plan:

  • Causes and effects of stress and trauma on: (a) law enforcement and corrections officers or (b) individuals in violent communities.
  • Impact of parental jail incarceration on children.
  • The efficacy of services, strategies, policies, and processes within the criminal or juvenile justice system that serve as responses to children exposed to violence.

While each of these priority areas could easily be a separate solicitation, we have included them under a single solicitation to demonstrate the depth and breadth of what we intend to study for our Safety, Health, and Wellness program.

In extending the application deadline to May 8, 2017, we are giving researchers an additional six weeks to collaborate with stakeholders and submit applications.

We are committed to building knowledge focused on the safety, health, and wellness of individuals employed within criminal justice occupations, individuals under the supervision of the criminal justice system, and members of the public as they interact with the system. 

We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

Date Created: March 23, 2017