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NCJ Number: 249012 Find in a Library
Title: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs -- July 2009-September 2013, Final Report
Corporate Author: CSR Incorporated
United States of America
Date Published: July 2015
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
CSR Incorporated
Arlington, VA 22201
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis; Legislation/Policy Description; Program/Project Description; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides data and information on grants awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, specifically those grants awarded under the ARRA section entitled Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs (Rural LE).
Abstract: The key objectives of the Rural LE grant program were to combat rural crime; improve rural law enforcement investigations; enhance rural detention and jail operations; facilitate rural justice information sharing; and provide training and technical assistance to rural law enforcement personnel. In 2009, Congress appropriated $125 million in funding to the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) for the ARRA Rural LE program. Originally, $123.75 million of this amount was designated for Rural LE activities, and $1.25 million was assigned to the National Institute of Justice to fund an evaluation of Rural LE activities. Over the life of the ARRA Rural LE program, 98 percent of grantees completed their quarterly performance reports. The majority of grants were received by units of local governments rather than State or Tribal agencies. Most of the grantees sought funding for the objective of combating rural crime. According to their performance reports, grantees were able to hire and retain law enforcement personnel, improve their information-sharing practices, and provide services to those in detention. Data are provided on specific achievements enabled by grants intended to assist in combating rural crime. 7 figures and 5 tables.
Main Term(s): Police resource allocation
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Federal legislation; Grants or contracts; Performance Measures; Police expenditures; Police training; Rural policing
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