Criminal Justice News

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Interest in Proposals for Corrections Research

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has issued a Dear Colleague letter to alert social and behavioral science researchers to its interest in receiving proposals related to corrections that can strengthen the knowledge base and enhance corrections practices. For FY 2015, the NIJ Office of Research and Evaluation's interests in corrections research include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Alternatives to incarceration, their consequences and cost effectiveness.
  • Correctional officer safety and wellness, coping mechanisms and intervention programs.
  • The impact of the prison experience and facility characteristics on reentry.
  • Short- and long-term implications of offender employment, discrimination and redemption.
Other topics of research on corrections include those involving randomization of interventions or programs of interest, diversion programs, and probation and parole.
The "Research and Evaluation on Justice Systems" solicitation should be available on the NIJ website in early 2015. Interested prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with project officers prior to submission. Applicants interested in research on general corrections issues should contact Dr. Marie Garcia at Applicants interested in employment and redemption should contact Marilyn Moses at To learn more about NIJ's FY2015 corrections research priorities, go to

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