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NCJ Number: NCJ 244523     Find in a Library
Title: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Byrne Competitive Program July 2009-December 2012
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Jimmy Steyee
Corporate Author: CSR Incorporated
United States of America
Date Published: 04/2013
Page Count: 17
  Annotation: This final report provides information on the projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Byrne Competitive Program for the period July 2009 through December 2012.
Abstract: The ARRA Byrne Competitive program focuses on eight initiatives: 1) Comprehensive Community-Based Approaches to Preventing and Reducing Violent Crime; 2) Provide for funding for Neighborhood Probation and Parole Officers; 3) Reduce Mortgage Fraud and Crime Related to Vacant Properties; 4) Hire Civilian Staff in Law Enforcement and Public Safety-Related Agencies; 5) Enhancing Forensic and Crime Scene Investigations; 6) Improving Resources and Services for Victims of Crime; 7) Supporting Problem-Solving Courts; and 8) National Training and Technical Assistance. This report provides information on grants awarded through the program that dealt with the first seven initiatives. The information includes performance data that was self-reported by the grantees. A review of the performance data found that 93 percent of grantees fulfilled their PMT reporting obligations as of December 31, 2012; the total number of database records in commonly accessible justice-related databases used among grantees increased 33 percent from July 2009 to December 2012, and the number of inquiries to commonly accessible justice-related databases increased 85 percent; for grantees funded under initiative 2, the average caseload for community correctional officers was reduced by 14 percent among grantees; grantees funded for initiatives 1, 3, 6, and 7 provided direct services to over 100,000 individuals, resulting in over $2.8 million in cost savings; and grantees funded for initiatives 2, 4, and 5 were able to report increases in efficiency resulting in the hiring of the additional staff and increased training opportunities. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Byrne program evaluation
Index Term(s): Public safety coordination ; Crime prevention measures ; Fraud and abuse prevention measures ; Crime prevention training ; Databases ; Violence prevention ; Crime Prevention ; Performance Measures
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Contract Number: GS-10F-0114L
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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