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1 BJS and the FY2013 and FY2014 Budget Implications Presented by William J. Sabol, Ph.D., Acting Director June 7, 2013 BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics www. BJS.gov 1

2 BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics www. BJS.gov BJS authority spans: 1.Collecting and analyzing statistical data on all aspects of federal, state, and local criminal justice systems (see “sequence of events” flow chart) and related aspects of the civil justice system; 2.Collecting and analyzing statistical data on statutorily-identified topics including crimes against the elderly, juvenile delinquency, criminal offenders and juvenile delinquents. 3.Assisting state, local, and tribal governments in gathering and analyzing justice statistics 4.Disseminating high-value information and statistics to inform policy makers, researchers, criminal justice practitioners, and the general public 5.Maintaining an ongoing program of research and develop to recommend national standards for statistics, ensure their reliability, and fulfill statutory mission. 2

3 BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics www. BJS.gov BJS statistical collections 46 separate statistical collections – 16 annual – 30 periodic Organized around substantive areas – Victimization (NCVS ~ 75% of total “core” BJS budget) – Law Enforcement – Prosecution and Adjudication – Corrections – Recidivism, Reentry and Special Projects – Criminal Justice Data Improvement Programs Mandates: – Prison Rape Elimination Act Statistics (funded by transfers into BJS) – Tribal Law and Order Act 3

4 www. BJS.gov Sequence of Events in the Criminal Justice System 4

5 BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics www. BJS.gov BJS budget: Three elements Criminal Justice Statistics Program (CJSP) – NCVS NCVS Core NCVS Redesign – Non-NCVS CJSP State & Local Law Enforcement Assistance – NCHIP – NICS Research, Evaluation, and Statistics Set Aside (2% of non- research and statistics grant funds in OJP) 5

6 2% Research & Statistics Set Aside At the discretion of the Attorney General,…, up to 2 percent of funds made available for grant or reimbursement programs under such headings, except for amounts appropriated specifically for research, evaluation, or statistical programs administered by the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, shall be transferred to and merged with funds provided to the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, to be used by them for research, evaluation or statistical purposes, without regard to authorizations for such grant or reimbursement programs; … BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics www. BJS.gov 6

7 FY 2014 President’s Budget Request and FY2011- FY2013 Enacted ($000s) BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics www. BJS.gov FY 2011 Enacted FY 2012 Enacted FY 2013 Enacted FY 2014 Requested Research, Evaluation, and Statistics Criminal Justice Statistics Programs (BJS base program)/1 National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign of the NCVS Redesign/Development of Data Programs for Indian Country Non-NCVS (CJSP) 60,000 41, ,000 45,000 26,000 10, ,500 48, ,000 52,900 36,000 - State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)/1 National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Grants/1 9,526 26,567 6,000 5,000 6,000 12,000 50,000 5,000 Research, Evaluation, and Statistics Set Aside/1 Federal Inmate Research and Evaluation (transfer to BOP) NAS Study on Current and Future Crime Data Needs Demonstration Field Experiment (Chicago CeaseFire/Cure Violence) Gun Safety Research 29,060 1, ,238 1, , ,500 3,500 2,000 1/Includes funds for management and administrative costs. FY2013: ~85% of enacted FY2013 (~$41.3 mn.) was available for program funds after rescissions, sequestration, and M&A. FY2012: ~90% of enacted FY2012 (~$41.3 mn.) was available for programming. 7

8 Use of the 2% RESS Set Aside BJS & NIJ agreed upon allocation: 1/3 BJS; 1/3 NIJ; 1/3 joint programs; Building a system of incident level law enforcement administrative records (NCS-X). Crime Indicators Working Group and subnational estimation of crime and victimization. Victim services organizations, coverage of non-household populations in NCVS, victim-offender overlap. Continuous data collection for law enforcement management and administration statistics. White collar crime statistics. Joint with NIJ: – Center for the Collection and Analysis of Administrative Data on Crime, Recidivism and Re-entry. – Metropolitan Crime Consortia: Using Administrative Data to Measure, Prevent, and Reduce Crime. BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics www. BJS.gov 8

9 FY2013 Impacts Use of set aside to fund core CJSP programs funded (e.g., ARD, DCRP, State Justice Agencies & Tribal Lands, Prosecutors Survey, FJSP, NCRP, P&P, etc.) R&D funding (e.g., NCS-X, criminal history records conversion, crosswalk, etc.) Joint BJS-NIJ projects scaled back and delayed Hiring freeze (DOJ wide): – BJS staffing (on board) has fallen from 57 in 2010 to 43 in 2013 – 8 unfilled statistician positions (25 on board); 4 exceptions granted (1 on board; remaining 3 before the end of FY13) – Major surveys delayed (e.g., SILJ) BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics www. BJS.gov 9

10 FY 2014 Priority Statistical Areas Continue to improve BJS’ criminal victimization statistics derived from the NCVS; – Sub-national estimates – Enhancing data on the crimes of rape and sexual assault; Continue exploration/use of administrative records data in police and correctional agencies; – Recidivism information – Arrests/booking statistics – Offenses known to the police (NCS-X) Expand surveys of inmates of prisons and jails; – Inform the process of re-entry / reintegration Maintain BJS’ core statistical programs in law enforcement, victimization, prosecution and adjudication, corrections, recidivism, and criminal justice data improvement programs; Continue to improve the availability of justice statistics for Indian country; and Continue to support the enhancement of criminal justice statistics available through state statistical analysis centers. BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics www. BJS.gov 10

11 FY2014 Impacts Assuming sequestration and set-aside: ~$45mn for programming; ~$9mn for non-NCVS core – Set aside funding to be used for core – Investment in NCS-X police administrative records impacted Set aside is at the discretion of the AG (grant-making entities’ funding tapped); Set aside eliminated – NCVS and weakened non-NCVS Staffing: – Major surveys impacted (SILJ, victim-offender overlap) BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics www. BJS.gov 11

12 Principal Federal Statistical Agencies: Budget and Staffing Levels, FY 2013 Statistical AgencyHome Department or Agency Total Staff Total Statisticians FY 2013 Budget (millions) Census BureauCommerce12,6422,2931,000.4 Bureau of Labor StatisticsLabor2, National Center for Education StatisticsEducation National Agricultural Statistics ServiceAgriculture1, National Center for Health StatisticsHealth and Human Services Energy Information AdministrationEnergy Bureau of Economic AnalysisCommerce Economic Research ServiceAgriculture Bureau of Justice StatisticsJustice National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics National Science Foundation Statistics of IncomeTreasury Bureau of Transportation StatisticsTransportation Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics Social Security Administration BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics www. BJS.gov 12

13 FY 2014 NCHIP Increase Description Justification Goals and Objectives BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics www. BJS.gov 13

14 Contact Information Bureau of Justice Statistics th Street, N.W. Washington, DC (202) BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics www. BJS.gov 14


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