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NCJ Number: NCJ 160936     Find in a Library
Title: Multijurisdictional Task Forces Use of Overtime and Related Issues, FY 1994: A Report to the Attorney General
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 34
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF 
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides the following information for the Byrne Formula and Discretionary Grant Programs: the use of overtime by task forces, the amount of funds allocated to overtime, and other related aspects of task force implementation.
Abstract: Under the auspices of the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program, the Bureau of Justice Assistance has provided substantial resources to State and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies through its Formula Grant Program. Under this program, States have allocated a significant portion of their funds to multijurisdictional task forces, substantially impacting the development and maintenance of such task forces. Multijurisdictional task forces have become a vital element in the national effort to reduce the availability and use of illegal drugs and to reduce levels of violent crime. This report includes an analysis of task force over time for the baseline year of fiscal year 1994, as well as a presentation of initial results from a survey conducted to determine characteristics of Formula Grant funded task forces. The report also contains an analysis of Discretionary Grant multijurisdictional task force programs for fiscal year 1994. On October 24, 1995, the Bureau of Justice Assistance mailed a survey to 493 Formula Grant funded multijurisdictional task forces across 29 States. Completed and validated responses were received from 278 task forces across 26 States, representing 34 percent of all funded task forces. In addition to revealing useful information about overtime, the survey results provided comprehensive information on task force organization and operations, including the amount of task force expenditure per budget category, including overtime; whether Federal agencies participate in or coordinate with specific task forces; and data on a number of other programmatic issues and concerns. Appended survey instrument
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Violent crimes ; Interagency cooperation ; Drug law enforcement ; Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces ; Byrne program evaluation
   
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