NIJ Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System: Fiscal Year 2019

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With this solicitation, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will seek applications for funding of multidisciplinary research projects addressing four topics:

  1. The cumulative effects of shift-work schedules, overtime, and secondary employment on the health, safety, performance, and quality of life of police or correctional officers.
  2. Enhancing strategies for officer interaction with individuals presenting with mental illness.
  3. Understanding the impact and management of stress, burnout, and vicarious trauma to advance resiliency of the forensic science workforce.
  4. The impact of undercover work on officer wellness.

All four topics, in varying degrees, lend themselves to a mixed-method approach involving a combination of the measurement of behavioral, psychological, biological, and physiological responses. Additionally, all four topics lend themselves to multidisciplinary research from behavioral science, neuroscience, operations research, and the social science communities.