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NIJ Solicitation:  Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), is pleased to announce the 6-week extension of the solicitation Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System. With this solicitation, NIJ aims to promote multidisciplinary research in three distinct purpose areas. NIJ anticipates up to $4.5 million will be available in FY 2017 to fund multiple awards across the three categories:

*             Category 1: Stress and Trauma: Competition ID: NIJ-2017-12040

*             Category 2: Impact of Parental Jail Incarceration: Competition ID: NIJ-2017-12041

*             Category 3: Children Exposed to Violence: Competition ID: NIJ-2017-12042


Applications are now due on May 8, 2017.


Download the solicitation (pdf, 42 pages).


Journal of Collateral Consequences of Conviction and Reentry

A new journal has recently been developed and is now accepting submissions. The Journal of Collateral Consequences of Conviction and Reentry is the first peer-reviewed outlet specifically devoted to the issues of collateral consequences and reentry. The central objective of the journal is to strengthen the role of research in the formulation of collateral consequence and reentry policy. The journal will encourage submissions of both empirical and essay/review manuscripts within the areas of collateral consequences and reentry. Specific aims and guidelines can be viewed at


International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences

Manuscript Reviewers Needed - The International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (IJCJS), a peer-reviewed open access journal focusing on contemporary issues in criminology, criminal justice and victimology, is currently seeking manuscript reviewers.  As the official journal of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) it provides a publication outlet for established and emerging researchers worldwide.  IJCJS is indexed by SCOPUS, ProQuest, and EBSCO, among others.


If you are interested in serving as a manuscript reviewer or if you would like to submit a manuscript for consideration, please contact Dr. Curtis R. Blakely, Managing Editor, Truman State University,




Special Issue: Offender Reentry and Reintegration 

Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research is a peer-reviewed journal with a broad correctional focus encompassing a wide range of relevant topics and innovative approaches from new theoretical perspectives and research findings to their implications for improving policy and practice.  Both national and international in scope, the journal addresses these issues and challenges as they relate to sentencing, prisons, jails, and community corrections.  A wide range of topics are considered and include, but are not limited to:  prisons, jails, probation and parole, inmate/client and staff experiences, reentry transition, sentencing policies and practices, the death penalty, comparative corrections, correctional treatment, decarceration, educational and vocational programming, and privatization.  All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by two anonymous referees.

The CPPR is currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on offender reentry and reintegration. Manuscripts considered for publication in this special issue can focus on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: 1) recent trends in prison populations and community-based supervision; 2) policies on offender reentry and reintegration; 3) barriers to effective reentry and reintegration; 4) evaluation and impact of reentry and reintegration programs; and 5) recidivism of released offenders.  Qualitative or quantitative methodologies, or policy analysis and evaluation strategies, should be utilized for considered manuscript.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Manuscripts should be no more than 40 double-spaced pages, Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1” margins.  No color pictures, graphs or tables should be included.  Authors should follow all formatting guidelines of the APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition.  Questions should be directed to Editor, Dr. Wes Johnson,, or Associate Editor, Dr. Cathy Marcum,

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2017


Annie E. Casey Foundation Announcements 

The Annie E. Casey Foundation would like to share a few updates with you about three upcoming opportunities that may be beneficial to you or others in your network. We encourage you to share these opportunity with individuals in your professional networks and/or higher education.

1) Emerging Scholars Initiative - Application Deadline has passed.

Up to three 12-month awards of $10,000 each will be made to emerging scholars of color as part of the Emerging Scholars Initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation ( The target recipients are scholars of color in the late stage of their doctorate program (in the process of completing their dissertation with all coursework and exams completed) or early professional careers (completed their doctoral studies within the previous five years). Up to three individuals will be awarded $10,000 to pursue research utilizing data from the Making Connections Survey. For full details, please see or forward the information below and attached. Let us know if you have any additional questions.

2) Applications for the Second Cohort of Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Scholars will open in the Spring of 2017

The LEEAD Program develops a pipeline of diverse underrepresented minority leaders in equitable evaluation who will advance the field of evaluation. This nine-month evaluation pipeline training program consists of three essential components: (1) enrollment in credit-bearing course modules; (2) meaningful mentorships from senior experts; and (3) a practicum placement at a research organization, think tank, foundation or private firm. We are seeking talented, mid-career scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. For full eligibility requirements and more information, please see flier attached. If you would like to sign up to receive email updates regarding the application timeline and next steps, please email to be included in our monthly listserv. 

3) The Advancing Collaborative Evaluation (ACE) Network will launch a Call for Qualifications in the Spring of 2017

The ACE Network is comprised of highly experienced underrepresented minority evaluation experts that represent a wide range of methodological backgrounds and possess substantive skills, either as independent evaluators or leaders of small evaluation firms. To be selected for the ACE Network, evaluators go through a rigorous vetting process involving submissions of credentials, work samples and publications and a detailed questionnaire, which requests information about experience and achievements as well as methodological and substantive competencies in evaluation. Selected candidates are then entered into a database, which is consulted during the search process for evaluation contracts. Please see attached for more details. If interested, email to sign-up to our monthly listserv, and receive application and timeline updates on the Call for Qualifications. 


Justice Quarterly Review
Call for Papers
 Justice Quarterly, an official journal of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, is inaugurating annual thematic special issues commencing with Volume 34 (2017).

Jeffery Ulmer, the new JQ Special Issues Editor, is pleased to invite submissions for the first special issue: Police and Minority Communities. We invite manuscripts that examine topics such as:

·        Police behavior and discretion toward minority  individuals, including differential use of force and arrest decisions

·         Relations between police and communities of color

·         Organizational dimensions of policing and their consequences for minority communities

·         Consequences of police policy for people of color, as well as other, similar lines of inquiry

·         Police accountability and oversight


We will consider theoretical as well as empirical papers, and we welcome quantitative, qualitative, and multimethod research. All submissions will be subject to peer review and are due no later than April 30th, 2017. Please submit manuscripts through the Scholar One system following the basic instructions for Justice Quarterly Submissions. In your cover letter please note that your submission is specifically for Justice Quarterly Review so that it is assigned to the  Special Issues Editor. If you have questions, please submit them to Jeffery Ulmer by email at

For more information about Justice Quarterly, please visit   

Justice Quarterly uses ScholarOne Manuscripts to manage the submission and peer review process. To submit your manuscript please visit JQ’s submission page. 



Journal of Knowledge and Best Practices in

Juvenile Justice  & Psychology
Special Issue: School-to-Prison Pipeline

The College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology at Prairie View A&M University invites papers for publication in the special issue of Journal of Knowledge and Best Practices in Juvenile Justice & Psychology. The journal seeks relevant research for the academic and practitioner communities of juvenile justice, psychology, and criminal justice relating to the policies and practices that push at-risk school children out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The editorial staff is soliciting both qualitative and quantitative articles on minority youth and school-to-prison pipeline, zero-tolerance policies in schools path to jail, school resource officers and the link to school-to-prison-pipeline, racial inequality in schools and school-to-prison-pipeline, intervention and prevention to stop the trend, and other related-topics. The journal is published in hard copy and electronically. All articles submitted for publication review should be sent electronically to the senior editor The articles should follow the APA style and be typed in 12 point font.


The deadline for submission is July 15, 2017. All submissions must be done electronically and manuscripts will be promptly refereed. Reviewing will be double-blind. In submitting their manuscript, authors acknowledge that no paper will be submitted to another journal during the review period.


For publication in Journal of Knowledge and Best practices in Juvenile justice & Psychology:

1.      The title of all papers should be centered and typed in caps on the first page with 12 point font.

2.      The title page must include the name, affiliation, title/academic rank, phone number, and the email address of the author (s).

3.      Submit an electronic copy in MS Word as an attachment to co-editor: maximum of 30 pages with references and tables. The submission must be entirely original.

4.      All papers must be typed,  single-spaced, on regular 8.5" x 11" paper, and fully justified with margins set to 1-inch top, bottom, left, and right with 12 point font and  must follow the APA style.

5.      Acknowledgment should be placed before references. Articles that meet the above requirements will be published in the forthcoming special issue of Journal of Knowledge and Best Practices in Juvenile Justice & Psychology.


Dr. Tamara L. Brown, Ph.D.

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of knowledge and Best practices in Juvenile Justice & Psychology

Dean, College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology


Sesha Kethineni, Ph.D. (Special Issue Editor)

Professor & Department Head, Department of Justice

College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology

Prairie View A&M University

P.O. Box 519; MS2600

Prairie View, TX  77466




The Center for Educational Measurement at Excelsior College Paid Consulting Opportunity 
The Center for Educational Measurement at Excelsior College is seeking subject-matter experts in criminal justice to develop original test items for five new associate-level examinations: Intro to Criminal Justice, Intro to Criminal Justice Administration, Intro to Criminal Procedure, Intro to Corrections and Intro to Law Enforcement. Qualified item writers must be currently teaching one of these courses at an American accredited institution of higher education, and must have at least a masters degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or related field.
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and CV to:
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Call for Papers: Prison Gangs as Organized Crime 
The Journal: Trends in Organized Crime is seeking manuscripts and reviewers for a special topic edition on Prison Gangs as Organized Crime.  This is a peer-reviewed journal in its nineteenth year of publication.  The journal’s audience includes those working in academia as well as criminal justice practitioners.  This is an international journal affiliated with the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC). The editors for this special edition, Rajeev Gundur ( and Rebecca Trammell (, are the primary contact people for all inquiries.   Aims and Scopes:  Our goal is to publish a special edition focusing on prison gangs, as organized crime, from an international perspective.  Both qualitative and quantitative work will be considered.  We would like to include work focusing on both male and female gang members, including studies focusing on people outside of prison who work with prison gang members to facilitate organized crime.  We encourage practitioners to submit manuscripts.  Topics could focus on all aspects of organized underground economies in the prison setting as well as prison to neighborhood crime networks.  Book reviews will be considered as long as the book is applicable for this special topic.  All work should be submitted in English. In addition, we seek reviewers for this special edition who would be willing to participate in the double-blind review process.   Early Abstracts:  In order to make the submission process as smooth as possible we encourage people to send an abstract (no more than 300 words) and your contact information to the editors of this special edition.  The deadline for these abstracts is December 1, 2016.  We can then determine specific themes emerging from the existing research.  Those who are interested are encouraged to send an abstract to:    Guidelines for Final Submission: The deadline for submission is June 15, 2017. To submit a manuscript, upload the complete manuscript, including an abstract, any tables, and references online to For manuscript type, select “Prison Gangs as Organized Crime.”   Also  Please see “instructions for authors” for further details, including how to format your manuscript, at
Reviewers: Those wanting to be an external reviewer for this special edition should contact the above editors at: with your contact information and three to four keywords that describe your specific expertise. Graduate students and practitioners are also encouraged to participate as reviewers.
For more information:


2017 Annual Conference of
Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS)

October 5-7, 2017
“Use Sociology”

Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2017

Open to academics, policy, program and project leaders, business, health care and government professionals who use sociology, the meeting will be a point of mutual learning and growth among practitioners in the field and professionals challenged with building systems for human improvement. Other disciplines are welcome to share their strategies, projects, policies and programs for improving the human condition. This is a chance to move beyond the “Sociological Imagination” to “Sociological Creativity.”  Not just “papers,” conference organizers seek innovation and creativity in content and presentation form.  Posters submissions are welcomed that highlight research, applied student projects, information about community based resources and activities, and more.  AACS has a reputation as a student-friendly conference for both undergraduates and graduate students, featuring student problem solving and paper competitions.   

Professional development pre-conference (Thursday afternoon) workshops will be included in the conference registration fee.

For more information, visit:  and explore the Conferences tab.

If accepted, you must be registered for the conference

by August 15, 2017, to be included in the program.

Cleveland Airport Marriott
4277 West 150
thSt., Cleveland, OH 44135
(216) 252-5333
Special room rate at $114/night. Reserve here
Presenters may submit their presentations to 

Journal of Applied Social Science,

the AACS official, peer-refereed journal, for publication.Please direct all program inquiries and submissions to 2017 Vice President and Program Chair Newman Wong at