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Title: Connecticut Governor's Arson Task Force - The Connecticut Plan for Arson Reduction
Project Director: C Appel
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 160
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Serving as a model for similar efforts in other States, the Connecticut plan for arson reduction is described.
Abstract: The Governor's Arson Task Force has identified areas that require priority attention, including better training for arson investigation units, early and continuous involvement of the State's attorney to ensure effective prosecution, and local coordination of investigation and enforcement efforts. To address these problem areas, the plan has been broken into two phases: (1) a demonstration project to take place in six communities, and (2) expansion of the program to include the remainder of the State. The six communities involved in the plan were chosen because they form the core of Connecticut's urban corridor and report the most fires. They agreed to establish local arson task forces responsible for supervising the local arson investigative units and for developing and implementing a community arson prevention program. The overall project provides for improved detection of arson fires, adequate investigation and prosecution, increased training, development of an expanded information system, transfer of the New Haven arson warning and prevention system, implementation of local arson prevention programs, and continued policy development and project monitoring by the Governor's Arson Task Force. Projected costs for the project are included. An organizational chart and tables are provided, and appendixes present Connecticut statutes and regulations relating to arson, and descriptions of past arson efforts, the Governor's Arson Task Force, and the area to be served by the demonstration grant.
Index Term(s): Arson; Budgets; Community involvement; Connecticut; Crime prevention measures; Interagency cooperation; Model programs; Pilot cities; Program implementation
Note: Prepared by The Connecticut Governor's Arson Task Force
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