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NCJ Number: NCJ 162203     Find in a Library
Title: National Assessment of the Byrne Formula Grant Program, Research in Brief
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Author(s): T Dunworth ; P Hayes ; A J Saiger
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America

Princeton University
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 11
  Series: NIJ Research in Brief
  Annotation: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) sponsored a national assessment of the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program in 1993-1994, emphasizing legislative foundations of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act and funding levels provided, the level of interagency cooperation the program generated, the extent to which resources were more rationally used, the potential for permanent adoption of innovations stimulated by the program, and the extent to which monitoring and evaluation systems satisfactorily assessed the program and its projects.
Abstract: The Byrne program makes Federal aid available to State and local criminal justice agencies. Established by the 1988 Anti- Drug Abuse Act, the program is designed to help criminal justice agencies control violent and drug-related crime. The NIJ assessment showed the program was well-implemented at the State level. States generally complied with statutory requirements for strategic planning and for Federal review of plans, and regulatory constraints were observed. The strategic planning process resulted in better use of resources and provided a valuable opportunity for States to introduce long-term considerations into their criminal justice systems. The program fostered advances in coordination and cooperation, in particular multijurisdictional task forces. Structural factors in the program, however, made it difficult to meet program evaluation requirements. 28 references, 7 notes, and 2 exhibits
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Violent crimes ; Drug prevention programs ; Funding sources ; Federal programs ; Drug Related Crime ; Anti-drug Abuse Act of 1988 ; Violence prevention ; Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces ; Byrne program evaluation ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
Grant Number: 91-IJ-CX-K024
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: National Institute of Justice Research in Brief (June 1997)
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