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NCJ Number: 157163 Find in a Library
Title: Funding Opportunities for Defenders and Defense-Based Sentencing Programs Under Current Federal Law; Prospects for Change by the 104th Congress
Author(s): H S Wallace
Corporate Author: Sentencing Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Sentencing Project
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Grant Number: 93-DD-CX-K037
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes six key funding opportunities available for State and local indigent defender programs under Federal law as of May 1995.
Abstract: The Byrne Grants are distributed under an existing program with good prospects for continued funding. The remaining programs are new, having been enacted in the Violent Crime Control Act of 1994. These programs include Federal assistance to ease the increased burden on State court systems, funds available through the Violence Against Women Act, opportunities under prison construction grant provisions, the corrections grant program, and alternative programs and court procedures funded through drug courts.
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Court appointed counsel; Courts; Indigents; Public defenders
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