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Title: Restructuring the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration -- Hearings Before the House Subcommittee on Crime, August 1, October 3, 4, and 20, 1977, and March 1, 1978
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Subcommittee on Crime
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 351
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The House Subcommittee on Crime met in 1977 and 1978 to hear testimony on the restructuring of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA).
Abstract: The hearings were concerned with what could be done administratively and what needed to be done legislatively. The subcommittee heard testimony on broad policy issues developed by a study group on the LEAA for the U.S. Attorney General's office. This study group issued a report that proposed sweeping change in the LEAA's grant structure. Specifically, the group proposed a simpler program of direct assistance to State and local governments instead of the block grant program. The group also recommended a refocusing of the national research and development role related to law enforcement into a strategy of basic and applied research and systematic national program development, testing, demonstration, and evaluation. Testimony on restructuring the LEAA was presented by representatives of the National District Attorneys Association, LEAA's National Minority Advisory Council, the U.S. Department of Justice, the American Federation of Labor, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the National Institute of Law Enforcement. Testimony was also presented by individuals representing the University of Wisconsin, Yale University, the National Governors Association, and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and by various State-level officials. Supplemental information on LEAA restructuring is provided in six appendixes.
Main Term(s): Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA)
Index Term(s): US House of Representatives
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