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NCJ Number: 162203 Find in a Library
Title: National Assessment of the Byrne Formula Grant Program, Research in Brief
Series: NIJ Research in Brief
Author(s): T Dunworth; P Hayes; A J Saiger
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America

Princeton University
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08540
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 91-IJ-CX-K024
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) sponsored a national assessment of the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program in 1993-1994, emphasizing legislative foundations of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act and funding levels provided, the level of interagency cooperation the program generated, the extent to which resources were more rationally used, the potential for permanent adoption of innovations stimulated by the program, and the extent to which monitoring and evaluation systems satisfactorily assessed the program and its projects.
Abstract: The Byrne program makes Federal aid available to State and local criminal justice agencies. Established by the 1988 Anti- Drug Abuse Act, the program is designed to help criminal justice agencies control violent and drug-related crime. The NIJ assessment showed the program was well-implemented at the State level. States generally complied with statutory requirements for strategic planning and for Federal review of plans, and regulatory constraints were observed. The strategic planning process resulted in better use of resources and provided a valuable opportunity for States to introduce long-term considerations into their criminal justice systems. The program fostered advances in coordination and cooperation, in particular multijurisdictional task forces. Structural factors in the program, however, made it difficult to meet program evaluation requirements. 28 references, 7 notes, and 2 exhibits
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Anti-drug Abuse Act of 1988; Byrne program evaluation; Drug prevention programs; Drug Related Crime; Federal programs; Funding sources; Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces; NIJ grant-related documents; Violence prevention; Violent crimes
Note: National Institute of Justice Research in Brief (June 1997)
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