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NCJ Number: 203194 Find in a Library
Title: Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program Fact Sheet
Series: BJA Fact Sheets
Author(s): Hope D. Janke
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: September 2009
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
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Publication Number: FS 000317
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Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF (English)|PDF (Espanol)
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fact sheet offers a brief overview of the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program.
Abstract: Enacted in 1976 and implemented by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program (PSOB) serves the broad public safety community, with benefits to include death, disability, and education. The PSOB provides a wide-range of no-cost support to public safety agencies in areas such as training and technical assistance offering vital information and support to survivors and agencies of America' fallen public safety officers. Tools and checklists are provided to agencies and survivors to assist in streamlining the PSOB filing process for public safety officers and survivors of fallen officers. Also, in 2003, program coverage was expanded under the Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act to include certain heart attack and stroke circumstances.
Main Term(s): Public Safety Officers Benefit Act
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); Fatalities; Police deaths; Police safety; Survivors services
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