Rockville, Md. – The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) awarded Abt Associates a contract valued at up to $3 million to conduct the agency-wide Statistical Support Program. Through this project, Abt will support BJS in three main objectives: (1) develop and test new BJS data collections that address gaps in BJS statistical coverage; (2) develop methods to modernize and restore discontinued BJS data collections; and (3) assist BJS staff in completing special analyses that address emerging issues.
The Statistical Support Program (SSP) adds to Abt’s substantial BJS portfolio, which includes the National Corrections Reporting Program, the Federal Justice Statistics Program, the Survey of Prison Inmates Statistical Support Center and the Survey of Inmates in Local Jails.
“BJS generally focuses on existing annual collections of data,” says Tom Rich, the project director.
“The SSP contract will enable us to help BJS be flexible enough to address emerging criminal justice issues.”
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