Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I become a peer reviewer for BJA?

BJA is currently seeking peer reviewers to assess grant applications. BJA needs reviewers with relevant expertise, from diverse backgrounds, regions, and experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Law enforcement and gangs.
  • Crime prevention.
  • Adjudication.
  • Corrections, building correctional facilities, and reentry.
  • Tribal justice.
  • Education, mentoring, health care, mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, and/or human and social services.
  • Information sharing and technology.
  • Research and statistics.

Reviewers will participate remotely and will not be required to attend any in-person meetings. Participants will review and score 5-15 applications within a 2-week period. Reviewers are also required to participate in an Orientation Call before beginning their review. The purpose of the Orientation Call is to define the role and responsibilities of the peer reviewers as well as the background and purpose of the grant program being peer reviewed. Reviewers are paid $125 for each application reviewed. Federal employees and employees of organizations recognized as federal positions (i.e., U.S. Postal Service, District of Columbia Court Systems, etc.) are not eligible for compensation but may still review on a volunteer basis.

If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer, please submit an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae, including a valid e-mail address, to: Please put "Peer Reviewer Candidate Resume" in the subject line.


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