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Title: REORGANIZING AND REAUTHORIZING THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION (HEARING BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, 1978, 95TH CONGRESS 2ND SESSION)
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Subcommittee on Crime
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 773
Sponsoring Agency: US Congress
Washington, DC 20515
Publication Number: NO 80
Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS TRANSCRIPT FROM CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS ON THE RESTRUCTURING AND REAUTHORIZATION OF LEAA CONCENTRATES ON HOW TO INVOLVE PEOPLE IN COMMUNITY EFFORTS TO REDUCE CRIME AND ON JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS.
Abstract: COMMITTEE HEARINGS FOCUS ON THE PROBLEMS OF THE AGENCY AND EFFECTIVE WAYS OF ALLOCATING FEDERAL FUNDS TO HELP LOCAL CRIME FIGHTING EFFORTS. A UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR SUBMITS A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON JUVENILE CRIME AND SENTENCING POLICIES, COMMENTING THAT NO MAJOR INCREASE IN YOUTH CRIME IS EXPECTED BECAUSE OF DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS, BUT THAT VIOLENT CRIME COMMITTED BY JUVENILES WILL REMAIN SUBSTANTIAL. AN LEAA OFFICIAL DISCUSSES ALTERNATIVES TO INSTITUTIONALIZATION SUPPORTED BY LEAA, FUND FLOW PROBLEMS, AND ADMINISTRATIVE DIFFICULTIES WITH STATES. DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION OF STATUS OFFENDERS AND DIVERSION PROGRAMS ARE COVERED. NUMEROUS SUPPORTIVE MATERIALS RELATE TO LEAA ADMINISTRATION, AND PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF GRANT PROGRAMS. REPORTS FROM A PROJECT FOR FEMALE OFFENDERS AND THE NEW PRIDE PROGRAM FOR DELINQUENTS WITH LENGTHY CRIMINAL RECORDS ARE PRESENTED. REPRESENTATIVES FROM A LOS ANGELES YOUTH AGENCY AND THE NATIONAL BLACK POLICE ORGANIZATION CALL FOR MORE PROGRAMS TO REDUCE DELINQUENCY AMONG BLACK URBAN YOUTHS. AN EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONER AND SCHOLAR CRITICIZES THE OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION (OJJDP) FOR THEIR EMPHASIS ON DIVERSION AND STATUS OFFENDERS AND CLAIMS THAT LOW-INCOME MINORITY YOUTHS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SERIOUS JUVENILE CRIME ARE BEING IGNORED. INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN THE HOUSE OF UMOJA DESCRIBE THEIR SUCCESSFUL EFFORTS TO COMBAT GANG WARFARE IN PHILADELPHIA. A PROJECT DIRECTOR FORM THE LEAA-FUNDED COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION SERVICES DISCUSSES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO COMMUNITY PROGRAMS. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN MATERIALS ON THE HOUSE OF OMOJA, A REPORT OF A WASHINGTON, D.C., COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM, AND A DETAILED REVIEW OF THE OJJDP. EXTENSIVE EXHIBITS AND TABULAR MATERIAL ARE INCLUDED. (MJM)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community crime prevention programs; Federal juvenile programs; Female juvenile delinquents; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Minorities; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Status offender diversion; Youthful offenders
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