The National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) compiles offender-level data on admissions to and releases from prisons and post-confinement community supervision programs. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has administered the NCRP since 1983. State departments of correction and community supervision provide these data, which are used at the federal and state levels to monitor the nation’s correctional population and address policy questions related to recidivism, prisoner reentry, and trends in demographic characteristics of correctional and community supervision populations.
Abt Associates has been collecting NCRP on behalf of BJS since 2010. Prior to then, the U.S. Census Bureau was the NCRP data collection agent. Abt is responsible for collecting, processing and analyzing data submitted by state departments of corrections and community supervision. Working with BJS, Abt has implemented BJS’s vision to enhance and expand the NCRP system.
- The Bureau of Justice Statistics released the Prisoners in 2017 report, which is based on data collected in the NCRP project.