The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is in the process of redesigning a national survey on stalking. The questions, developed with input from an expert panel, need to be tested before they can be used in a survey, so the U.S. Census Bureau is seeking victims/survivors of stalking to participate in an interview between early September and mid-November to test the survey questions. The goals is to make sure these new questions are clear and easy for most people to understand once they are included in a national survey.
The BJS’s goal is to interview 30 survivors. Men and women are welcome to participate, as are persons ages 16 or older.
Interviews will be conducted in person and will take place at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, MD, or at a location convenient for the respondent in the DC, MD, and VA areas. Interviews may be conducted during the daytime, nighttime, and weekends. Interviews will last up to one hour and respondents will be given a $40 for their time and participation.
Contact Amber Henderson at (877) 471-5432 if you are interested or would like further information.
U.S. Census Bureau employees are sworn to protect confidentiality by Title 13 of the U.S. Code. People sworn to uphold Title 13 are legally required to maintain the confidentiality of your data. Every person with access to your data is sworn for life to protect your information and understands that the penalties (fines up to $250,000 and up to 5 years in prison) for violating this law are applicable for a lifetime.