In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to support small businesses. However, some businesses are not eligible for this program if an owner of 20% or more of the equity of the business has had certain disqualifying events based on their history of involvement in the justice system. The goal of this report was to estimate the overall impact of these criminal history disqualifications. You can download the report here. The report was also released as Census Bureau ADEP Working Paper ADEP-WP-2020-04.
In anticipation of researcher access to CJARS data through the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) system, CJARS has released a draft of the data documentation. Stay tuned for regular updates.
The CJARS team has achieved a major milestone by surpassing 1 billion lines of raw data feeding into CJARS. Stay tuned for our 100+ pages of data documentation dropping later this month.
CJARS is looking to add a Project Manager to its expanding team. To learn more about the position, and details on how to apply, click on this link. We look forward to your application.
CJARS is looking to add a Research Assistant to its expanding team. To learn more about the position, and details on how to apply, click on this link. We look forward to your application.
For more details about NORC’s initiative to create a blue-print for a firearms data infrastructure and the expert panel they have assembled, follow this link to the press release: