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NCJ Number: 200279 Find in a Library
Title: State of Arkansas Annual Progress Report Arkansas Drug Law Enforcement Program; Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Assistance Formula Grant Program for the Period of July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002
Corporate Author: Arkansas Dept of Finance and Admin
Office of Intergovernmental Services
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: Arkansas Dept of Finance and Admin
Little Rock, AR 72203
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Arkansas Dept of Finance and Admin
Office of Intergovernmental Services
1515 West 7th Street
P.O. Box 3278
Suite 417
Little Rock, AR 72203
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Annual Progress Report for the Arkansas Drug Law Enforcement Program focuses on activities related to the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Assistance Formula Grant Program for the period of July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002.
Abstract: Under the guidance of the Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council, Byrne Formula Grant funds were allocated for various efforts to counter drug trafficking and abuse as well as violent crime. The highest percentage of funding (73.4 percent) went to the multijurisdictional task force (MTF) effort. The goal of the MTF program is to enhance, through jointly controlled operations, the ability of criminal justice agencies to remove targeted major organized narcotics trafficking, conspiracies, and offenders through investigation, arrest, prosecution, and conviction. A total of 18 task forces were funded in the current program year. Arrests made by task force officers continue to increase annually. A large number of such arrests were for marijuana, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine offenses. Funding also supported informational research on narcotics distribution, apprehension, and prosecution techniques within a classroom/conference setting in order to update law enforcement personnel. The Byrne Formula Grant Program continued to address the clandestine laboratories and drug-related problems. Funding also continued to support programs that protect children from criminal behavior and provide alternatives to detention; and it provided innovative programs to reduce the recidivism of prison inmates and improve methods for assessing violent offenders. Progress continued in defining and improving work elements within the Criminal Justice Records Improvement Plan. For each funded program, this report provides the program title, number of subgrantees, number of sites, the aggregate funding amount, a program overview, the program goal/objective, performance measures, and program activity for the year.
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Arkansas; Drug law enforcement; Drug law enforcement units; Grants or contracts; Interagency cooperation; Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces; Violence prevention; Violent crimes
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