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June 3 -- The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) plans to ask OMB for approval to continuing conducting the Annual Parole Survey and Annual Probation Survey and to add questions regarding COVID-19. It invites feedback on its draft survey forms by August 3, 2020. AEA requested a copy of the draft survey forms on June 3 and received them on July 21.  
 
The Annual Parole Survey and Annual Probation surveys have been used since 1977 to collect annual year-end counts and yearly movements of community corrections populations; characteristics of the community supervision population, such as gender, racial composition, ethnicity, conviction status, offense, and supervision status. In 2020, respondents will be asked a few questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected their agency.
 
Annual Probation Survey And Annual Parole Survey webpage: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&iid=271
FR notice:  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/06/03/2020-11921/agency-information-collection-activities-proposed-ecollection-ecomments-requested-extension-of-a
Draft 2020 survey forms:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/agsf8m83d88q384/ASPP_instrumentsJuly2020.pdf?dl=0
 
Point of contact: Barbara Oudekerk, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics  Barbara.A.Oudekerk@ojp.usdoj.gov  202-616-3904

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