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NCJ Number: 134290 Find in a Library
Title: Law and Disorder: State Planning Under the Safe Streets Act
Corporate Author: National Urban Coalition
United States of America
Date Published: 1969
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: National Urban Coalition
Washington, DC 20036
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines the processes by which States are developing plans for criminal justice system reform as the basis for receiving Federal grants under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968.
Abstract: Data came from a survey of the following 12 States: California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The survey was conducted over a 6-week period from March to May 1969 and included interviews with government officials and community leaders, reviews of documents, and research in each State by resident correspondents. Results revealed that planning has been conducted mainly by a small number of professionals and that residents of poor and minority neighborhoods and agencies dealing with health and other problems related to crime have had only minor participation. In addition, many State planning agencies are planning separately for each part of the criminal justice system. Therefore, the States should revise their planning processes to include greater community participation, to focus on the entire system rather than its parts, and to make sure that regional units are logically drawn. Finally, planning groups need more technical assistance and should develop detailed action plans. Additional recommendations
Main Term(s): Criminal justice system reform; State plans
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system planning; Federal aid; Federal programs; Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act
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