Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $230,616)
The Visiting Fellows Program furthers the Department's mission by bringing talent and expertise from the field to BJA to inform policy and practice and create new tools for the field to disseminate knowledge of effective and innovative approaches to priority criminal justice issues. It is funded under Economic High-Tech and Cyber Crime Prevention, Services for Trafficking Victims, Second Chance Act, Prison Rape Elimination Act, and Swift and Certain Sanctions/Replicating the Concepts Behind Project HOPE.
The Fellow, Dr. Faye S. Taxman, will work in collaboration with DOJ/OJP/BJA staff to help provide critical outreach, data, research, and subject-matter expertise to inform the development of new BJA strategies and programs. The Fellow will design, develop, and advance implementation strategies and on-site consultation at BJA. The proposed project addresses two areas in BJA's strategic plan: 1) support effective criminal justice policy, programs, information sharing, and collaborations; and 2) promote the use of data, research, and information to increase the effectiveness of criminal justice programs. CA/NCF