JRSA Forum, December 2012, Volume 30, Number 4



SAC Directors Elect JRSA's Executive Committee for 2012-2013

Statistical Analysis Centers Win Awards for Outstanding Publications

Missouri SAC Wins 2012 SAC Web Site Award


Leveraging National Standards to Accelerate Recidivism Studies: Nlets, BJS, and the States

New Chief of FBI Crime Statistics Unit Named

SBE and NIJ Formalize Research Collaboration

NRC Report Advocates Using Research to Shape Juvenile Justice Reform


JRSA's IBRRC Posts Reports from Idaho, New Mexico, and Vermont SACs

JRSA Concludes Evaluation of Utah Mentoring Program

ASC Panel Highlights Illinois State Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

New Online Resources Available from NJJEC


New SAC Director Named in Alaska

News from Illinois, Iowa, Maine, New York, Oregon

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SBE and NIJ Formalize Research Collaboration

Consortium of Social Science Organizations (COSSA)

The Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the research component of the Department of Justice, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines a framework for cooperation and collaboration in the social, behavioral, and forensic sciences.

The MOU indicates that the two agencies can build on one another's strengths and leverage resources to identify and support innovative social and forensic science research on crime, violence and victimization.

The MOU provides an opportunity for joint review and co-funding and for seamless communication with Principal Investigators whose work may better fit the mission of the other agency. To facilitate this partnership, NSF's Law & Social Sciences Program will coordinate with NIJ to share information about workshops and symposia of common interest; identify reviewers and workshop participants from the other agency's network of scholars; co-sponsor sessions at professional conferences; and share information about the other agency's programs with their communities.

In the future, SBE and NIJ hope to joint- ly fund topical workshops and research proposals, and develop new initiatives designed to catalyze high-quality, original scholarship in the area of criminology and criminal justice.

For further information contact: Marjorie S. Zatz, Law and Social Sciences Program, mzatz@nsf.gov, 703-292-7808; Susan Sterett, Law and Social Sciences Program, ssterett@nsf.gov, 703-292-7267; or Katrina Baum, Office of Research Partnerships, NIJ, Katrina.Baum@usdoj.gov, 202-307-5889.

For funding opportunities in the Law and Social Sciences program go to: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ. jsp?pims_id=504727.

For funding opportunities at NIJ go to: http://www.nij.gov/nij/funding/forthcoming.htm.

For more about the agreement and about NIJ's Office of Research Partnerships (ORP), go to NIJ Director John Laub's "Director's Corner": http://www.nij.gov/nij/about/director/nsf-mou.htm and the March 2012 issue of the JRSA Forum, which contains an article on ORP.