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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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Title: Advanced State Award Program: National Criminal History Improvement Program; Program Announcement
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 25
  Annotation: This program announcement for the Advanced State Award Program under the National Criminal History Improvement Program provides the information necessary to apply for a grant designed to assist States in the identification of persons other than felons who are prohibited from purchasing firearms under Federal law.
Abstract: The focus of the Advanced State Award Program is on the provisions, other than those that pertain to disqualified convicted felons, of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 922(g) and (n), as amended by the Violent Crime Control Act of 1994, for which relevant data are available in State and local databases. Applications for funding under the Advanced State Award Program should focus on one or more of the specified categories of persons prohibited from purchasing firearms. These categories are anyone who is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance; anyone who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or been committed to a mental institution; anyone who is an alien and is illegally or unlawfully in the United States; anyone subject to any court order that restrains them from threatening or committing acts of domestic violence or abuse; and anyone under indictment for an offense punishable by imprisonment for more than 1 year. The objective of the Advanced State Award Program is to build a body of knowledge on the access and retrieval data on these categories of prohibited persons for use by all the States; applicants should not focus exclusively on benefits to their own State. Guidance for grant applicants encompasses eligibility criteria, allowable costs, completing the application, selection criteria, the maximum dollar amount for which a State may apply, when to apply, and when awards will be made. Appended application and administrative requirements, detailed descriptions of categories of persons prohibited from receiving firearms, and an application form
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Gun Control ; Federal Code ; Information processing ; Information collection ; Gun control legislation
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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