Apply now! NIJ has released the fiscal year 2018 solicitation Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice (pdf, 81 pages). This solicitation calls for applications in three focus areas: (1) eyewitness evidence; (2) front-end intervention strategies; and (3) enhancing investigation and prosecution.

Applications are due May 14, 2018.

NIJ held a webinar on April 4, 2018, discussing this solicitation. The slides and transcript of that webinar have been appended to the solicitation document.

Reentry Court Research

Review findings from an evaluation of programs funded under the Second Chance Act:

  • Overview of findings.
  • Lessons learned about implementation and sustainability.

  • Find What Works

    Review rated programs and practices on CrimeSolutions.gov.

    The National Institute of Justice sponsors criminal court research and court-based program evaluation to identify tools, programs and policies that satisfy criminal justice goals including: public safety, cost-efficiency and fair and equitable treatment of victims and defendants.

    Courts Research Portfolio

    NIJ's criminal courts research informs these goals through several approaches:


    Technology — courtroom security technologies and forensic and other scientific technologies that support criminal case processing through information sharing, evidence testing and management and other investigative and trial functions.

    Contraband Detection Technologies

    Types of Forensic Evidence

    Types of Investigations

    NIJ’s Research on Videoconferencing Pretrial Release Hearings

    Date Modified: April 17, 2018