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Title: Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Task Forces: Accomplishments Under the State and Local Formula Grant Program
Corporate Author: Justice Research and Statistics Association
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Research and Statistics Association
Washington, DC 20002
Grant Number: 91-DD-CX-K031
Sale Source: Justice Research and Statistics Association
10 G Street N.E., Suite 710
Washington, DC 20002
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides a summary of the effect of multijurisdictional drug enforcement task forces and the role played by the U.S. Department of Justice in maintaining these task forces.
Abstract: In planning and implementing their annual anti-drug abuse strategies, States and territories receive and allocate significant resources to multijurisdictional drug enforcement task forces. Designed to avoid the inhibitions posed by intrastate and interstate boundaries, these task forces have become an essential tool for reducing both the supply of and demand for illegal narcotics. Without exception, every State and territory has used Bureau of Justice Assistance grant funds to establish one or, in most cases, many of these multijurisdictional drug enforcement task forces, or to support participation by local law enforcement in one or more Federal drug task forces. One section presents a State-by-State summary of the accomplishments of task forces since 1988. The information has been abstracted from reports submitted to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) by State offices responsible for the administration of BJA formula grant funds. The appendixes present tabular and graphic data on BJA-funded drug-enforcement task forces. Three charts show the 4-year trend in the number of task forces and the average percentage of State population served and national trends in task force drug arrests from 1988 to 1991. One table presents a State-by-State review for 1990 of the number of BJA-funded task forces, the amount of funds allocated to task force operations, the percentage of all State formula grant funds allocated to task forces, and the number of drug arrests made by task forces.
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Federal aid; Interagency cooperation; State-by-state analyses
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