Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comments Requested; National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 17523-17524 [2012-7171]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 58 / Monday, March 26, 2012 / Notices • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of 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. Overview of this information: 1. Type of information collection: New data collection, Census of ProblemSolving Courts (CPSC), 2012. 2. The title of the form/collection: Census of Problem-Solving Courts or CPSC 2012. 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form labels are CPSC, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Problem-solving courts at all levels of government. Abstract: The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) proposes to implement a Census of Problem-Solving Courts (CPSC). Problem-solving courts target defendants who have ongoing social and/or psychological conditions that underlie their repeated contact with the criminal justice system. Most of the existing information about problemsolving courts (PSC) consists of court evaluations or outcome analyses. No prior census of these courts has been conducted to date despite the substantial proliferation of such courts during the past thirty years. Hence, the CPSC will allow BJS to provide national level information on problem-solving courts and case processing statistics. The CPSC is designed to provide BJS and other interested stakeholders with the first systematic empirical information on problem-solving courts. A goal of the census is to obtain information on problem-solving court operations, staffing, administration, and to generate accurate and reliable aggregate statistics on offenders who enter problem-solving court programs. Information will be collected for the most recent 12-month period in 2012. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:32 Mar 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 The CPSC will collect information on the following categories: a. Court Operations and Staffing i. Provide the number of problem-solving courts by type (e.g., mental health, drug, etc.), ii. Determine PSCs level of government operations (e.g., local, state, etc.), court jurisdiction (e.g., limited, general, other) and intake of felony, misdemeanor, or status offenses, iii. Court session frequency, iv. Number of full- and part-time staff members currently employed by PSCs. b. Funding: Types and prevalence of PSC funding (e.g., local government budget, state budget, etc.) c. Commonly Used Services: i. Count the types and prevalence of offender/victim services (e.g., anger management), counseling or treatment services (e.g., outpatient mental health treatment), and general supportive services (e.g., life skills) d. Participant participation i. Participant inclusionary and exclusionary factors, ii. Participant point of entry (e.g. pre-plea, post-plea/pre-sentence, etc.) iii. Case closure: Benefits of successful participation in PSC program (e.g., case dismissal). e. Capacity and Enrollment i. Design Capacity: Total number of active participants PSC can manage at any one time, ii. Current number of active participants. f. Data Collection Practices: i. Use of automated case management systems, ii. Ability to share case management information with external agencies, iii. PSCs’ ability to track participant outcomes after graduation. g. Selected PSC Aggregate Participant information: i. Number of offenders admitted for participation in PSC over a 12 month period, ii. Number of offender participants exiting program over a 12 month period, including type of exit (e.g., successful program completion), iii. Percentage of participants by gender over a 12 month period, iv. Percentage of participants by race/ ethnicity over a 12 month period. 5. An Estimate of the Total Number of Respondents and the Amount of Time Estimated for an Average Respondent to Respond: Estimates suggest 3,800 respondents will take part in the Census of Problem-Solving Courts 2012. Based on pilot testing and in-house review, the average (mean) burden for each completed survey is expected to be approximately 30 minutes per respondent. The estimated range of burden for respondents is expected to be between 15 minutes to 1 hour for completion. The following factors were considered when creating the burden estimate: the estimated total number of PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17523 problem-solving courts, the ability of problem-solving courts to access data, and the type of data capabilities generally found in the field. BJS estimates that nearly all of the approximately 3,800 respondents will fully complete the questionnaire. 6. An Estimate of the Total Public Burden (in hours) Associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 1,918 hours. It is estimated that respondents will take 30 minutes to complete a questionnaire. The burden hours for collecting respondent data sum to 1,900 hours (3,800 respondents × 0.5 hours = 1,900 hours). In addition to respondents’ burden of completing the census questionnaire, the CPSC requires voluntary participation from State Points of Contacts (SPOCs) to develop an initial list of problem-solving court docket contact information. While SPOCs will not complete actual questionnaires, their effort is a necessary first step in identifying the universe of problem-solving courts nationwide. BJS estimates it will take, on average, 20 minutes for each SPOC to provide the requested list of problemsolving courts in their respective state. There are 54 SPOCS (including DC, Guam, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico). The total time burden is 18 hours (54 SPOCS × 20 minutes = 18 hours). Therefore the total estimated burden for the entire CPSC 2012 project is 1,918 hours (1,900 hours for respondents + 18 hours for SPOCS = 1,918 hours). If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 2E–508, Washington, DC 20530. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2012–7172 Filed 3–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–0111] Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comments Requested; National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) 60-day Notice of Information Collection Under Review. ACTION: E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17524 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 58 / Monday, March 26, 2012 / Notices The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘‘sixty days’’ until May 25, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Lynn Langton, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531, or facsimile (202) 616–1351. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize 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. Overview of this information: (1) Type of information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the form/collection: National Crime Victimization Survey. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the department sponsoring the collection: NCVS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:32 Mar 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 abstract. Primary: Persons 12 years or older living in NCVS sampled households located throughout the United States. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates statistics on the criminal victimization in the U.S. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: An estimate of the total number of respondents is 84,700. It will take the average interviewed respondent an estimated 23 minutes to respond, the average non-interviewed respondent an estimated 7 minutes to respond, the estimated average follow-up interview is 12 minutes, and the estimated average follow-up for a non-interview is 1 minute. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total respondent burden is approximately 67,657 hours. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 2E–508, Washington, DC 20530. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2012–7171 Filed 3–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P was based on the findings that worker separations were not attributable to increased imports by the subject firm or its declining customers of articles like or directly competitive with particleboard or a shift/acquisition of these articles to/ from a foreign country by the workers’ firm. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner supplied additional information regarding possible import competition. The Department of Labor has carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record, and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements to apply for TAA. Conclusion After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed at Washington, DC, this 14th day of March 2012. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OMB Number 1121-0111]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a 
Currently Approved Collection; Comments Requested; National Crime 
Victimization Survey (NCVS)

ACTION: 60-day Notice of Information Collection Under Review.

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    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau 
of Justice Statistics will be submitting the following information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain 
comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged 
and will be accepted for ``sixty days'' until May 25, 2012. This 
process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or 
associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed 
information collection instrument with instructions or additional 
information, please contact Lynn Langton, Statistician, Bureau of 
Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, 
810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531, or facsimile (202) 616-1351.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following 
four points:

--Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
--Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
--Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
--Minimize 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.

    Overview of this information:
    (1) Type of information collection: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the form/collection: National Crime Victimization 
Survey.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
department sponsoring the collection: NCVS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract. Primary: Persons 12 years or older living in 
NCVS sampled households located throughout the United States. The 
National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) collects, analyzes, 
publishes, and disseminates statistics on the criminal victimization in 
the U.S.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: An 
estimate of the total number of respondents is 84,700. It will take the 
average interviewed respondent an estimated 23 minutes to respond, the 
average non-interviewed respondent an estimated 7 minutes to respond, 
the estimated average follow-up interview is 12 minutes, and the 
estimated average follow-up for a non-interview is 1 minute.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total respondent burden is approximately 
67,657 hours.
    If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 2E-508, Washington, DC 
20530.

Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2012-7171 Filed 3-23-12; 8:45 am]
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