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Title: Amendments to Title I (LEAA) (Law Enforcement Assistance Administration) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968: Hearing on S. 977, S. 1023, S. 1114, s. 1234, S. 1497, S. 1645, and S. 1796 Before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures, June 5 and 6, 1973
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 523
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Testimony from Federal legislators and representatives of Federal agencies, State and local agencies, and private organizations pertains to proposed amendments to Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, which has provisions for the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA).
Abstract: The bills being considered focus on the modification of the law enforcement education program, the accreditation of law enforcement agencies, assistance for demonstration reform projects, law enforcement revenue sharing, and criminal justice personnel shortages. The occasion for the amendments is the expiration of the current authorization for LEAA on June 30, 1973. Although the continuation of LEAA and its work is not at issue in the amendments, modifications in its structure and operations are proposed. A number of witnesses express concern about the efficiency of the grant process and support proposals they believe would streamline LEAA's operations and expedite financial assistance to State and local criminal justice systems. Of particular interest to the witnesses is S. 1234, a bill that would provide for special law enforcement revenue sharing to supplant the current bloc-grant system. A number of witnesses support revenue sharing as a means of targeting for assistance broad areas of criminal justice while leaving States and localities free to determine how they would use revenues in those areas. Written statements and exhibits are provided.
Main Term(s): Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA)
Index Term(s): Federal aid; Funding sources; Intergovernmental relations
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