Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed New Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, Proposed Study Entitled “Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Sexual Violence Climate Survey Project”, 20490-20491 [2017-08822]

Download as PDF 20490 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 83 / Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / Notices JUSTICE DEPARTMENT National Institute of Corrections Charter Re-Establishment for the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board Re-establishment of Federal Advisory Committee. ACTION: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA) and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) gives notice that it is re-establishing the charter for the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board (hereafter referred to as ‘‘the Board’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaina Vanek, Advisory Board Designated Federal Officer for the National Institute of Corrections, 202– 514–4202 or svanek@bop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The overall policy and operations of the NIC are under the supervision of the Board. 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Shaina Vanek, Acting Director and Advisory Board Designated Federal Officer, National Institute of Corrections. [FR Doc. 2017–07554 Filed 5–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE National Institute of Justice [OMB Number 1121—NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed New Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, Proposed Study Entitled ‘‘Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Sexual Violence Climate Survey Project’’ National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, 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. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until July 3, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional 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 Carrie Mulford, National Institute of Justice, Office of Research & Evaluation, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 (overnight 20001) or via email at Carrie.Mulford@ojp.usdoj.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 83 / Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / Notices This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. 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 National Institute of Justice, 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; —Evaluate whether, and if so how, the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Overview of This Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection: Modification of the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) campus climate survey; Cognitive testing; Pilot testing of modified survey. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Sexual Violence Climate Survey Project. 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The applicable component within the U.S. Department of Justice is the National Institute of Justice in the Office of Justice Programs. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: In early 2014, the White House established the Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Representatives to the Task Force were from several federal departments and agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The task force put forth a mandate to strengthen federal enforcement efforts and provide schools with additional tools to help prevent sexual violence on campuses. One such tool is the campus climate survey VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 May 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 designed to help schools understand the magnitude and nature of sexual victimization experienced by students. As such, in 2014 OVW funded BJS, within the U.S. Department of Justice, to develop and test a pilot campus climate survey. The current project builds on the work of BJS by modifying their campus climate survey for use at HBCUs. 5. NIJ, in collaboration with the Rutgers Violence Against Women Research Consortium, will begin by engaging in cognitive testing to determine if the BJS campus climate survey is relevant to students from HBCUs. The methods for cognitive testing are based on the methods used in the BJS Validation Study. Two forms of cognitive testing will be used. First, crowdsourcing will be used to test the instrument online. Approximately 240 crowdsourced surveys will be piloted with participants who are 18–25 years old, with a high school degree and matching the racial/ethnical demographics of HBCUs over approximately 2 months. Second, cognitive interviewing will then be used to further test the BJS campus climate survey with 30 African American students (potentially to be recruited from the Rutgers-Newark campus). The BJS survey instrument will then be modified based the findings from the crowdsourced surveys and cognitive interviews for use at HBCUs. Lastly, the modified BJS survey will be pilot tested at three to six HBCUs; the survey will be offered to a random sample of 3,300 students over a period of approximately 2 months. At the end of this study, results from the survey will assist with the validation of a campus climate survey tool for HBCUs as well as information on the sexual violence rates at HBCUs. 6. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated range of burden for respondents completing the crowdsourcing survey is 30 minutes. Approximately 240 participants will be recruited to complete the survey. The estimated range of burden for respondents participating in the cognitive interviewing is 60 minutes. Approximately 30 students will be recruited to complete a cognitive interview. Lastly, the estimated range of burden for respondents completing the HBCU campus climate survey is expected to be between 15 to 30 minutes for completion. The following factors were considered when creating the burden estimate: the estimated total number of sites (three HBUCs plus one cognitive testing site) and students PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20491 within sites (240 for crowd sourced surveys, 30 for cognitive interviews, and 3,300 at HBCUs), in the sampling plan for a total of 3,570 expected respondents. 7. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 1,800 hours. It is estimated that each of the 240 crowd sourced surveys will take 30 minutes to complete (240 respondents × 30 minutes = 120 hours). It is estimated that each of the cognitive interviews will take 60 minutes to complete (30 respondents × 1 hour = 30 hours). Lastly, it is estimated that each campus climate survey will take 30 minutes to complete (3,300 respondents × 30 minutes = 1,650 hours). We estimate a 24-month data collection period, with all cognitive testing completed in year one (1) for an annualized burden of 150 hours and all surveys administered in year two (2), or an annualized burden of 1,650 hours for year 2. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: April 27, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–08822 Filed 5–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Revisions to the Grant Terms and Conditions for Grant Year 2018 Basic Field Grants Legal Services Corporation. Notice of extended comment AGENCY: ACTION: period. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

National Institute of Justice

[OMB Number 1121--NEW]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed New 
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, Proposed Study 
Entitled ``Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Sexual 
Violence Climate Survey Project''

AGENCY: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice

ACTION: 60-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, 
National Institute of Justice, 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.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
July 3, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional 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 
Carrie Mulford, National Institute of Justice, Office of Research & 
Evaluation, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 (overnight 
20001) or via email at Carrie.Mulford@ojp.usdoj.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This process is conducted in accordance with 
5 CFR 1320.10. 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 National Institute 
of Justice, 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;
--Evaluate whether, and if so how, the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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 Collection

    1. Type of Information Collection: Modification of the Bureau of 
Justice Statistics' (BJS) campus climate survey; Cognitive testing; 
Pilot testing of modified survey.
    2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Historically Black Colleges 
and Universities (HBCU) Sexual Violence Climate Survey Project.
    3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: The applicable component 
within the U.S. Department of Justice is the National Institute of 
Justice in the Office of Justice Programs.
    4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: In early 2014, the White House established 
the Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Representatives 
to the Task Force were from several federal departments and agencies, 
including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), and the National Institute of 
Justice (NIJ). The task force put forth a mandate to strengthen federal 
enforcement efforts and provide schools with additional tools to help 
prevent sexual violence on campuses. One such tool is the campus 
climate survey designed to help schools understand the magnitude and 
nature of sexual victimization experienced by students. As such, in 
2014 OVW funded BJS, within the U.S. Department of Justice, to develop 
and test a pilot campus climate survey. The current project builds on 
the work of BJS by modifying their campus climate survey for use at 
HBCUs.
    5. NIJ, in collaboration with the Rutgers Violence Against Women 
Research Consortium, will begin by engaging in cognitive testing to 
determine if the BJS campus climate survey is relevant to students from 
HBCUs. The methods for cognitive testing are based on the methods used 
in the BJS Validation Study. Two forms of cognitive testing will be 
used. First, crowdsourcing will be used to test the instrument online. 
Approximately 240 crowdsourced surveys will be piloted with 
participants who are 18-25 years old, with a high school degree and 
matching the racial/ethnical demographics of HBCUs over approximately 2 
months. Second, cognitive interviewing will then be used to further 
test the BJS campus climate survey with 30 African American students 
(potentially to be recruited from the Rutgers-Newark campus). The BJS 
survey instrument will then be modified based the findings from the 
crowdsourced surveys and cognitive interviews for use at HBCUs. Lastly, 
the modified BJS survey will be pilot tested at three to six HBCUs; the 
survey will be offered to a random sample of 3,300 students over a 
period of approximately 2 months. At the end of this study, results 
from the survey will assist with the validation of a campus climate 
survey tool for HBCUs as well as information on the sexual violence 
rates at HBCUs.
    6. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of 
time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated 
range of burden for respondents completing the crowdsourcing survey is 
30 minutes. Approximately 240 participants will be recruited to 
complete the survey. The estimated range of burden for respondents 
participating in the cognitive interviewing is 60 minutes. 
Approximately 30 students will be recruited to complete a cognitive 
interview. Lastly, the estimated range of burden for respondents 
completing the HBCU campus climate survey is expected to be between 15 
to 30 minutes for completion. The following factors were considered 
when creating the burden estimate: the estimated total number of sites 
(three HBUCs plus one cognitive testing site) and students within sites 
(240 for crowd sourced surveys, 30 for cognitive interviews, and 3,300 
at HBCUs), in the sampling plan for a total of 3,570 expected 
respondents.
    7. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this 
collection is 1,800 hours. It is estimated that each of the 240 crowd 
sourced surveys will take 30 minutes to complete (240 respondents x 30 
minutes = 120 hours). It is estimated that each of the cognitive 
interviews will take 60 minutes to complete (30 respondents x 1 hour = 
30 hours). Lastly, it is estimated that each campus climate survey will 
take 30 minutes to complete (3,300 respondents x 30 minutes = 1,650 
hours). We estimate a 24-month data collection period, with all 
cognitive testing completed in year one (1) for an annualized burden of 
150 hours and all surveys administered in year two (2), or an 
annualized burden of 1,650 hours for year 2.
    If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: April 27, 2017.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2017-08822 Filed 5-1-17; 8:45 am]
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