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Title: EQUAL BUT NOT AUTONOMOUS - IMPLEMENTING THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE REFORM ACT IN CALIFORNIA EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Author(s): ANON
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT DETAILS A MODEL FOR IMPLEMENTING THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE REFORM ACT OF 1979 DEVELOPED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNING DISTRICTS IN CALIFORNIA.
Abstract: THE MODEL WAS DEVELOPED USING THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES: THAT THERE SHOULD BE NO NEW LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT CREATED WITHIN THE STATE; THAT LOCAL PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM SHOULD BE UNIFIED; THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD ASSUME LOCAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND PREROGATIVES; AND THAT THE DELIVERY OF LEAA DOLLARS SHOULD BE AS SIMPLE AND DIRECT AS POSSIBLE. THE MODEL ALSO GIVES A MORE DEFINED LEADERSHIP ROLE TO THE CALIFORNIA COUNCIL ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CCCJ) WHO WOULD PROVIDE OVERALL POLICY DIRECTION AND LEADERSHIP TO THE PROGRAM. GREATER EMPHASIS WOULD BE PLACED ON THE PROVISION OF LEADERSHIP FOR THE STATE AGENCY, ENTITLEMENT JURISDICTIONS, AND BALANCE OF STATE PLANNING. RECOMMENDATIONS DEVELOPED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN CALIFORNIA FOR THE MODEL INCLUDED DISCLOSURE OF REVERTED OR UNOBLIGATED LEAA ACTION AND DISCRETIONARY FUNDS FROM 1971 TO 1979 BY FUND YEAR AND FUND TYPE; A STATE SURVEY OF THE REMAINING 441 JURISDICTIONS TO DETERMINE THEIR INTEREST IN FORMING ENTITLEMENT JURISDICTIONS; AND REPLACEMENT OF 16 PROGRAM AREAS WITH 23 PROGRAM AREAS MANDATED BY THE NEW LEGISLATION. ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS TO THE ENTITLEMENT JURISDICTIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR THE 23 FEDERAL PROGRAM AREAS; AND DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES DESIGNED TO MEET THE MINIMUM FEDERAL GUIDELINES WHILE EMPHASIZING LOCAL CONCERNS. THE REPORT ALSO STATES THAT THE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS OF THE NEW LEGISLATION SHOULD BE APPLIED UNIFORMLY THROUGOUT THE STATES. (MJW)
Index Term(s): California; Crime Control Act of 1976; Crime control model; Law Enforcement Assistance Act; Model programs; Program planning; State planning agencies
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