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NCJ Number: 77181 Find in a Library
Title: Justice System Improvement Act Agencies - First Annual Report, Fiscal Year 1980
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
United States of America

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
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: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This annual report describes the functions, budgets, and activities during fiscal year 1980 for the following agencies: the Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics (OJARS); LEAA; the National Institute of Justice (NIJ); and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).
Abstract: These agencies were either created or reorganized by the 1979 Justice System Improvement Act (JSIA). A brief summary of the act is followed by a total budget for the four agencies. OJARS, which provides staff support and coordination for the JSIA agencies, developed a comprehensive reorganization plan to handle the anticipated reductions in LEAA block grants. OJARS also cooperated with other agencies and private groups in sponsoring a national crime prevention campaign. Activities of OJARS's nine principal officers are reviewed. A major portion of the annual report concerns LEAA and its components, including the Offices of Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Community Anti-Crime Programs, and Criminal Justice Education and Training. Special projects initiated during 1980 studied police use of deadly force, prevention and control of urban disorders, and criminal justice problems faced by minorities. The allocations for formula grant programs are presented according to five categories: prevention, enforcement, adjudication, corrections, and system support. Innovative State projects funded by LEAA along with successful replications are described. The review of compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act notes that 41 States have demonstrated substantial compliance. In addition, research studies sponsored by NIJ are detailed, such as projects on violent crime, career criminals, police response time, dispute resolution programs, and victim - witness services. Statistical surveys provided by BJS are listed, as are new initiatives which the agency plans to undertake. BJS currently collects statistics on correctional institutions, minority victims, white-collar crime, and justice system employment and expenditures. The appendixes contain a directory of LEAA audit and program review offices and State planning agencies as well as tables showing JSIA funds between 1969 and 1980, LEAA juvenile justice awards for 1975-1980, and LEAA distribution of formal grant funds.
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Justice System Improvement Act of 1979; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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