Federal Justice Statistics Program
Abt Associates was awarded a cooperative agreement by the Bureau of Justice Statistics to operate the Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP). FJSP is the Federal government’s source of information on persons arrested on Federal charges and processed through the Federal criminal justice system, from the point of arrest to release from prison to supervision in the community. Abt is responsible for collecting offender-level data annually from agencies involved in this process (including the Executive Office of the US Attorney (EOUSA), United States Sentencing Commission (USSC), Administrative Office of the US Courts (AOUSC), and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the US Marshals Service (USMS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), linking the data provided by the different agencies to create a longitudinal file that follows an offender through the Federal criminal justice process, analyzing these data to inform policy discussions on federal criminal case processing, and developing a website to provide FJS summary data to the public. In addition, a public domain data set will be filed by BJS at the University of Michigan criminal justice archive.