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NCJ Number: NCJ 179982     Find in a Library
Title: History of the Local Law Enforcement Block Grants Program: Supporting Local Solutions to Crime
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Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 04/2000
Page Count: 8
  Series: BJS Bulletins; BJA Bulletins
  Annotation: The Local Law Enforcement Block Grants (LLEBG) Program of the Bureau of Justice Assistance encourages communities to shape their own responses to local crime and drug problems; the program’s success confirms the longstanding opinion of local criminal justice practitioners that generic programs do not meet the needs of the country’s diverse communities
Abstract: Congress appropriated funds for LLEBG through the Omnibus Fiscal Year 1996 Appropriations Act. Local communities received more than $1.2 billion during the program’s first 3 years. Each jurisdiction must establish an advisory board to review projected LLEBG allocations by program areas and must hold at least one public hearing regarding the funds’ use. The advisory board must include representatives of the local police agency, prosecutor’s office, court, and school system, as well as representatives of nonprofit, religious, educational, or community organizations active in crime prevention or drug treatment. Most LLEBG-funded allocations incorporate aspects of community policing. Funding supports police hiring and overtime, equipment and technology, crime prevention, school security, drug courts, adjudication of violent offenders, and collaborative efforts. The program is now in its fourth year and is achieving the objectives that Congress established for it in 1995. Figure
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): Federal aid ; Grants or contracts ; Violent offenders ; Police equipment ; Community involvement ; Federal programs ; School security ; Policing innovation ; Community policing ; Drug Courts
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Country: United States of America
Language: English
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