Agency Information Collection Agencies: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested Census of Problem-Solving Courts 2012, 32138-32139 [2012-13162]

Download as PDF 32138 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2012 / Notices use the voluntary outreach information to determine the agency’s internal strengths and weaknesses. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 1,500 respondents will complete an 18-minute questionnaire. (6) An estimate of the total burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 450 annual total burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 2E–508, Washington, DC 20530. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2012–13167 Filed 5–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–FY–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB No. 1121–0111] Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comments Requested National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) 30-day notice of information collection under review. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 77, Number 58, pages 17523– 17524, on March 26, 2012, allowing for a 60-day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until July 2, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Office of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 May 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. 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 (NCVS). (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the department sponsoring the collection: NCVS. Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. (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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, 145 N Street NE., Room 2E–508, Washington, DC 20530. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2012–13161 Filed 5–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB 1121–NEW] Agency Information Collection Agencies: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested Census of Problem-Solving Courts 2012 30-Day notice of information collection under review. ACTION: The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request 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. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register 77, Number 58, pages 17522–17523, on March 26, 2012, allowing a 60-day public comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment until July 2, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding items in this notice, especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to 202– 395–7285. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2012 / Notices concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: 1. 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; 2. 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; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. 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), 201 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 May 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 aggregate statistics on offenders who enter problem-solving court programs. Information will be collected for the most recent 12-month period in 2012. The CPSC will collect information on the following categories: a. Court Operations and Staffing i. Provide the number of problemsolving 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. preplea, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 32139 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 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 x 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 x 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OMB 1121-NEW]


Agency Information Collection Agencies: Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested Census of Problem-Solving Courts 2012

ACTION: 30-Day notice of information collection under review.

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    The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of 
Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information 
collection request 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. The 
proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal 
Register 77, Number 58, pages 17522-17523, on March 26, 2012, allowing 
a 60-day public comment period.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comment until July 2, 2012. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding items in this notice, 
especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, 
should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of 
Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, 
Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB 
via facsimile to 202-395-7285.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies

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concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your 
comments should address one or more of the following four points:
    1. 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;
    2. 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;
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    4. 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 
Problem-Solving Courts (CPSC), 201
    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 problem-solving 
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. 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 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 x 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 problem-solving 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 x 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.
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