BJA seeks to invest in current and future leaders in the criminal justice field to advance priority national policy issues and offer cross-developmental opportunities for DOJ staff and criminal justice practitioners and researchers. Awards made under the BJA Visiting Fellows Program will fund fellowships for a period of 24 months, including a “residency” period of 9 to 12 months when the fellow will be expected to commit a significant portion of their time to the fellowship and have an opportunity to work closely with BJA staff members both virtually and with some portion of their time working onsite at BJA in Washington, D.C.
The purpose of each fellowship is to make important policy and programmatic contributions in a criminal justice focus area. Fellows will collaborate with BJA and DOJ staff members to provide critical outreach, data, research, and subject matter expertise to inform the development of new BJA strategies, policies, and programs to benefit the field.
BJA will host up to eight fellows in the following six focus areas to build capacity to address gaps and emerging issues in the criminal justice field:
Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/O-BJA-2023-171742.pdf#page=10
Estimated Total Program Funding: