NIJ FY 2015 Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons – National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking proposals for research and evaluation projects that support and inform federal, State, local and tribal criminal justice agencies and victim service providers in responding to the challenges that trafficking in persons (hereinafter “trafficking in persons,” “human trafficking,” or “trafficking”) poses in their jurisdictions. NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following priority areas: • Fostering partnerships between researchers and trafficking survivors. • Evaluation of the Enhanced Collaborative Model Human Trafficking Task Forces. • Perception of human trafficking victimization in courts (judges, jurors, prosecutors). • The extent to which existing crime reporting and data systems capture the human trafficking victimization that occurs in a particular jurisdiction. • Trafficking and sex offender registries. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 27, 2015.