The Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice, a project funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and administered by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is convening various criminal justice agencies to work with research institutions across seven jurisdictions to analyze trends related to low-level offenses such as misdemeanors and summonses/citations.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice will select six jurisdictions, in addition to New York City, to be a part of the Research Network. Each chosen jurisdiction will receive funding (approximately $200,000) for three years to develop a data system to examine local trends in low-level offenses. The Research Network will also create analyses that will allow the enforcement of these offenses to be compared across the jurisdictions.
The solicitation provides further details about the project including selection criteria. Applications are due October 15, 2016.
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