The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seek applications for funding to develop a web-based survey to collect 2024 COJ data from approximately 2,900 local jails and to process and deliver the data to BJS. This program furthers the DOJ’s mission by gathering critical criminal justice data from local jails and federal detention facilities and providing these data to support innovative strategies to handle the challenges confronting the criminal justice system.
During the 2024 COJ collection, BJS plans to administer the opioids module and the maternal health module. The opioids module was introduced in the 2019 COJ to measure the effects of the opioid epidemic on local jails and jail responses to the epidemic. BJS plans to repeat the opioids module in 2024 to examine how screening and treatment practices for opioid use disorder and withdrawal have changed in local jails from 2019 to 2024.
The maternal health module will collect data on the health care services that jails provide to incarcerated pregnant women and pregnancy outcomes. BJS conducted a feasibility study on collecting maternal health data in 2022 and plans to cognitively test the module in 2023. BJS will work with the recipient of funds to determine if and how to administer both topical modules as part of the 2024 COJ.
For information about program goals, objectives, and deliverables, see: https://bjs.ojp.gov/document/fy23coj24_sol.pdf#page=8