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NCJ Number: NCJ 203194     Find in a Library
Title: Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program Fact Sheet
Series: BJA Fact Sheets
Author(s): Hope D. Janke
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2009
Page Count: 2
Publication Number: FS 000317
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Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fact sheet offers a brief overview of the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program.
Abstract: Enacted in 1976 and implemented by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program (PSOB) serves the broad public safety community, with benefits to include death, disability, and education. The PSOB provides a wide-range of no-cost support to public safety agencies in areas such as training and technical assistance offering vital information and support to survivors and agencies of America' fallen public safety officers. Tools and checklists are provided to agencies and survivors to assist in streamlining the PSOB filing process for public safety officers and survivors of fallen officers. Also, in 2003, program coverage was expanded under the Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act to include certain heart attack and stroke circumstances.
Main Term(s): Public Safety Officers Benefit Act
Index Term(s): Fatalities ; Police safety ; Police deaths ; Survivors services ; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
   
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