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Title: Justice Assistance Act - Hearings Before the House Subcommittee on Crime on HR 1338 and S 53, February 23, March 10 and 14, 1983
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Subcommittee on Crime
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 362
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The text presents hearings before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on the Justice Assistance Act of 1983 (H.R. 1338) which includes reauthorization of the National Institute of Justice and establishment of an Office of Justice Assistance.
Abstract: The intention of the act is to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. The purposes of the act will include the development of good information and statistics to measure crime problems, research, pilot testing of innovations, and assessment of innovation effectiveness in criminal justice agencies throughout the country. In addition to the full-text of the proposed amendment, testimony of witnesses heard on February 23, March 10, and March 14, 1983, is provided. Testimony largely attempts to help ascertain if the amendment can achieve its four basic purposes. The amendment seeks to provide a modest level of Federal funding to support successful State and local anticrime and to encourage new ideas and to provide a streamlined method for providing this money. In addition, it seeks to provide an efficient process for emergency Federal law enforcement assistance in extraordinary situations. Finally, it reauthorizes the Federal crime statistics and research program. In addition to the testimony of 30 witnesses, relevant reports, letters, and prepared statements are included.
Index Term(s): Federal aid; Law reform; Legislation; Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act; Testimony; US House of Representatives
Note: Serial number 152.
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