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Title: Law Enforcement Assistance Reform: Hearings on S.241 Before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, February 9, 15, 28, and March 7, 13, 1979
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Cmtte on the Judiciary
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 822
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Testimony is presented on S.241, the Law Enforcement Assistance Reform Act, which would reauthorize, restructure, and streamline the Federal Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA).
Abstract: Testimony is presented by Federal legislators, legal professionals, representatives of the U.S. Justice Department, and representatives of State and local criminal justice agencies. Testimony proposes numerous modifications of the bill. Representatives of various planning associations note that provisions pertaining to planning and coordination are too cumbersome and complex. Others propose the elimination of some of the burdensome advisory committees provided under the Act. Another proposed modification would provide for representatives of local criminal justice systems on the boards of the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Other suggested modifications to the bill pertain to a longer extension of funding for LEAA (5 years); an adequate spending ceiling; more emphasis on police programs and private security; and retention of the current priority on organized crime control, the State planning function, the corrections program, the emphasis on courts, limitation on salary subsidies, and the Law Enforcement Education Program and the Public Safety Officer's Benefit Program. Prepared statements, letters, additional material submitted for the record.
Main Term(s): Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA)
Index Term(s): Federal aid; Intergovernmental relations; Law Enforcement Assistance Act
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