(a) National Institute of JusticeThe National Institute of Justice may conduct research on juvenile and adult offender reentry, including—
a study identifying the number and characteristics of minor children who have had a parent incarcerated, and the likelihood of such minor children becoming adversely involved in the criminal justice system some time in their lifetime;
a study identifying a mechanism to compare rates of recidivism (including rearrest, violations of parole, probation, post-incarceration supervision, and reincarceration) among States; and
a study on the population of offenders released from custody who do not engage in recidivism and the characteristics (housing, employment, treatment, family connection) of that population.
(b) Bureau of Justice StatisticsThe Bureau of Justice Statistics may conduct research on offender reentry, including—
annual reports on the demographic characteristics of the population reentering society from prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities;