[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 50 (Tuesday, March 15, 2011)]
[Pages 14072-14073]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5964]



National Institute of Justice

Office of Justice Programs

[OMB Number 1121-NEW]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Teen 
Dating Relationships: Opportunities for Youth To Define What's Healthy 
and Unhealthy.


    The Department of Justice (DOJ), National Institute of Justice 
(NIJ) and Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will be submitting the 
following information collection request to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is 
published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. 
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ``sixty days'' until 
May 16, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
    If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or 
associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed 
information collection instrument with instructions or additional 
information, please contact Carrie Mulford, National Institute of 
Justice, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531.
    Written comments concerning this information collection should be 
sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, Attn: DOJ Desk Officer. The best way to ensure 
your comments are received is to e-mail them to [email protected] or fax them to 202-395-7285. All comments should 
reference the 8 digit OMB number for the collection or the title of the 
collection. If you have questions concerning the collection, please 
call Carrie Mulford at 202-307-2959 or the DOJ Desk Officer at 202-395-
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following 
four points:

--Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
--Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
--Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
--Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: New collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Teen Dating Relationships: 
Opportunities for Youth To Define What's Healthy and Unhealthy.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: ATF F 
3312.1 and ATF F 3312.2. National Institute of Justice, Office of 
Justice Programs.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Youth, ages 11-22 and adult 
practitioners, advocates and researchers in professions related to 
youth and youth relationships. A recent review of the teen dating 
violence research indicated that youth are rarely involved in research 
designed to better understand this issue. The purpose of this data 
collection is to better understand how youth conceptualize healthy and 
unhealthy dating relationships by intentionally involving youth in the 
research process. In the first phase of the study, concept mapping will 
be used to create a visual representation of the ways youth and adults 
perceive teen dating relationships. Concept mapping is a well-
documented method of applied research that makes explicit, implicit 
theoretical models that can be used for planning and action. The 
process requires respondents to brainstorm a set of statements relevant 
to the topic of interest (``brainstorming'' task), individually sort 
these statements into piles based on perceived similarity (``sorting'' 
task), rate each statement on one or more scales (``rating'' task), and 
interpret the graphical representation that result from several 
multivariate analyses. The collection of data for all concept mapping 
activities will be facilitated via a dedicated project Web site. The 
second phase of the study includes a series of eight face-to-face 
facilitated discussions with relevant stakeholder groups, 
practitioners, researchers and youth. Guiding questions and discussion 
prompts, derived from the concept mapping results, will be used to 
gather information from the respondents on the meaning and potential 
use of the concept mapping results. This input will be aggregated and 
linked to the emerging conceptual framework that will result in a 
better understanding of adolescent relationship features, including the 
range of healthy, unhealthy, and abusive characteristics, from the 
standpoint of youth, and determine how prevention and intervention 
efforts can effectively target relationship characteristics related to 
abusive behavior.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated 
that 400 respondents total will participate in the concept mapping 
phase of this collection, and that 80 respondents total will 
participate in the facilitated discussions. The table below shows the 
estimated number of respondents for each portion of the collection:

                                   Preteens (11-                   Young adults                     Total task
              Task                      13)        Teens (14-18)      (19-22)         Adults          target
                                      Concept Mapping Participation Targets
Brainstorming...................              50             100             100             150             400
Sorting.........................               0              25              25              50             100
Rating..........................               0             125             125             150             400

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    Total group target..........  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............             400

                                   Preteens (11-                   Young adults                   Total regional
       Suggested location               13)        Teens (14-18)      (19-22)         Adults           target
                                  Facilitated Discussion Participation Targets
Washington, DC..................               0              10              10              20              40
Atlanta.........................               0              10              10              20              40
Chicago or Kansas City..........               0              10              10              20              40
San Francisco...................               0              10              10              20              40
    Total group target..........               0              40              40              80             160

    The brainstorming task will take respondents 5-10 minutes to 
complete. The sorting task will take respondents approximately 30-60 
minutes to complete. The rating task will take respondents 
approximately 30 minutes to complete. None of these tasks will require 
participants to complete in one sitting; rather, participants can 
return to work on task completion as often as they chose, until the 
task deadline. Respondents will have approximately 4 weeks to 
brainstorm and approximately 6 weeks to sort and rate. Facilitated 
discussions will require approximately 4 hours of respondents' time.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: There are an estimated 686 annual total public 
burden hours associated with this collection.
    If additional information is required contact: Lynn Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice 
Management Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Two Constitution 
Square, ON, 145 N Street, Suite 808, NE., Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: March 9, 2011.
Lynn Murray,
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2011-5964 Filed 3-14-11; 8:45 am]