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Expanding the Use of DMC Data: Analysis of Patterns to Identify Best Practices

Award Information

Award #
2009-JF-FX-0103
Location
Awardee County
Montgomery
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2009
Total funding (to date)
$484,883

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $280,883)

OJJDP is releasing this solicitation to fund studies of promising and effective strategies, programs, and methods to assist states and local communities in achieving and maintaining compliance with the four core requirements of OJJDP's authorizing legislation, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 2002. With this solicitation, OJJDP is encouraging researchers to propose studies and evaluations to identify successful programs and strategies that will enable states and local communities to improve their compliance with one or more of the core requirements of the JJDP Act. The legislative authority for this initiative can be found in the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2009, Pub. L. 111-8.

The overall goals of this research are to conduct a national analysis of OJJDP's Disproportionate Minority Contact Relative Rate Index (RRI) data to identify jurisdictions that have shown a consistent positive movement in the RRI values over 3 consecutive years, to obtain detailed information on the approaches used by these jurisdictions, and to produce detailed case studies that can be replicated by other jurisdictions. The study will yield data on disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in localities, in States, and across the Nation at the nine contact points in the juvenile justice system. An assessment of the longitudinal RRI data and State plans will identify promising and best practices in DMC. The research design encompasses three phases. Phase 1 includes a review of empirical DMC research and the identification of available raw data and their input into the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) DMC Web-Based Data Entry System. Phase 2 includes a longitudinal analysis of the RRI database to identify jurisdictions with consistent positive movement in the RRI values over a minimum of 3 consecutive years. Phase 3 entails the identification and write-up of best practices through interviews and site visits.

CA/NCF

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Division Grants were established to provide grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117) -- H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366.

The overall goals of this research are to conduct a national analysis of Relative Rate Index data to identify jurisdictions that have shown a consistent positive movement in the values over 3 consecutive years, to obtain detailed information on the approaches used by these jurisdictions, and to produce detailed case studies that can be replicated by other jurisdictions. Additionally, the study will yield data on disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in localities, in States, and across the Nation at the nine contact points in the juvenile justice system. An assessment of the longitudinal RRI data and State plans will identify promising and best practices in DMC. NCA/NCF

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for research and evaluation activities to organizations that OJJDP designates.
The purpose of this award is to complete activities associated with a research study conducted by DSG, Inc. and funded by OJJDP in 2009. From 2009 to 2014, DSG completed all of the goals and objectives in the original proposal, and submitted a draft report to OJJDP on the study findings. During the continuation period, DSG will work closely with OJJDP to finalize and carry out a dissemination strategy for the study results, including producing a series of key products (such as, a practitioner brief, research brief, journal article, fact sheet, Webinar, and conference presentation), which will assist OJJDP with maximizing the study's results for policy. The grantee will also update the DMC Literature Review with data from 2011 to 2013. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 15, 2009