encourages comments for 60 days through April 24, 2023, on the proposed
reinstatement, with change, of the BJS data collection: Annual Survey
of Jails. Your comments on BJS’s request to the Office of Management and
Budget, which is published in the Federal Register, should respond to one or more of the following:
whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the
proper performance of the functions of BJS, including whether the
information will have practical utility
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and
- Evaluate whether and if so, how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
the burden of the collection of information on those who are to
respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic,
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms
of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the
principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing, and
disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the
United States. Alexis R. Piquero, PhD, is the director.
For more information on BJS's publications, data collections, data analysis tools, and funding opportunities, visit bjs.ojp.gov.