The Office of Justice Programs, is recruiting volunteer reviewers for the Byrne Justice Assistance grant (JAG) program proposals. The funding is for projects and programs that will reduce further involvement in the criminal justice system. OJP is interested in a broad range of individuals for grant reviews, however reviewers should possess strong knowledge of criminal justice services. Volunteers typically find this to be a valuable and interesting exercise.

As a reviewer you will receive 8-10 applications to review, reading and scoring takes about 30-60 minutes for each application. You will then attend a three hour Zoom meeting with 4-5 other reviewers to discuss the applications and make your final funding recommendation. Tentatively the review meetings will be scheduled during the weeks of December 28 and/or January 4. 

Proposals will be emailed to reviewers approximately 2 weeks before the grant review. Reviewers will review and score each proposal before the grant review meeting. Scores may be changed during grant review meetings based on discussion. To avoid obvious conflicts of interest, reviewers will be sent proposals from geographic areas other than their own. All grant reviewers are required to watch a PowerPoint presentation about reviewing proposals, and declare they have no conflicts of interest with the applications they receive. 

Please complete this application by the end of the day on Monday, December 4, 2020.  

If you are interested and available to be a proposal reviewer, please complete the survey below.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. To help us put together groups with a variety of experience, please indicate your areas of experience:

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* 3. Do you identify yourself as belonging to an under-served population? i.e. Woman, BIPOC, LGBTQAI etc.

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* 4. Are you available to attend a three hour review meeting during the week of December 28-30?

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* 5. Are you available to attend a three hour review meeting during the week of January 4?