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NCJ Number: 159542 Find in a Library
Title: BJA (Bureau of Justice Assistance); Approaching the Year 2000: The Changes...The Challenges...The Choices
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video profiles the work of the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) over the 10 years of its existence.
Abstract: Nancy Gist, the Director of BJA, presents BJA's mission and the various areas of criminal justice operations upon which its mission focuses. Its mission is to "support and improve the criminal justice system by funding innovative program initiatives, and providing training and technical assistance." The areas in which this mission is advanced are crime prevention, enforcement, adjudication, corrections options, and comprehensive community-based programs. The director notes that one of the achievements of which BJA is particularly proud is its forging of partnerships between the Federal Government and State, local, and private agencies involved in various aspects of the criminal justice mission. The video presents a sampling of the programs that BJA is funding in the areas of crime prevention, enforcement, adjudication, corrections, and community-based programs. A narrator's description of each program accompanies video portrayals of program activities. Following these program descriptions, representatives of various State, local, and private organizations that have benefitted from a partnership with BJA comment on what BJA funding and technical assistance has meant to the work of their agencies.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); Federal programs; Grants or contracts; Interagency cooperation; Intergovernmental relations
Note: Color VHS video, 16:02 minutes.
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