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Title: Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice 1994 Annual Report
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Cmtte on Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Massachusetts Cmtte on Criminal Justice
Boston, MA 02108
Grant Number: 94-DB-CX-0025
Sale Source: Massachusetts Cmtte on Criminal Justice
110 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes Massachusetts's programs and activities to address drug law offenses and violent crime between July 1993 and June 1994 in 12 of the purpose areas specified by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).
Abstract: Criminal justice programs funded by the Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice supported law enforcement, prosecution, correction, and crime prevention. They also provided drug treatment for drug-abusing offenders and expanded the criminal justice information system. The programs focused on the following BJA purpose areas: demand reduction, multijurisdictional task forces, community policing and crime prevention, correctional improvement and treatment, improving the courts and prosecution, offender drug treatment, community revitalization and law enforcement, systems improvement, domestic assault, victim and witness assistance, asset forfeiture, and user accountability/drug testing. Crime prevention programs focused in neighborhood safety and youth involvement programs; interviews with participants suggested lower gang involvement and less violence in areas served by the programs. Multijurisdictional Task Forces arrested more than 16,000 offenders for drug and violent crimes, seized more than 14,000 firearms used in crime, and caused forfeiture of more than $2 million in currency and $3 million in assets from offenders. Thirty cities and towns started community policing. List of additional accomplishments, program descriptions, and appended list of funded projects
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug Policy; Drug Related Crime; Drug treatment programs; Massachusetts; Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces; Violence prevention
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