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Update on the NCVS Instrument Redesign: Results from a National Field Test

June 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This webinar will provide updates on efforts by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to redesign the entire National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) instrument. It will describe results from a large-scale national field test of the NCVS Instrument Redesign, specifically the performance of the current NCVS instrument and procedures against the new instrument.

Additionally, speakers will discuss BJS’s decisions on the new survey instrument, based on findings from the field test and other research. It will also provide a timeline for this multiyear redesign project, including anticipated milestones for the implementation phase. An overview of the new instrument will be presented, highlighting improvements compared to the current instrument and changes to the methodology.

Live captioning will be available.


Jennifer Truman, PhD, Statistician BJS

W. Sherman Edwards, Senior Advisor, Westat

David Cantor, PhD, Vice Principal, Westat