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  NCJ Number: NCJ 163919   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: FY 1996 Discretionary Grant Program Awards
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1997
  Page Count: 65
  Annotation: This is a report on the criminal justice programs and projects funded in fiscal year 1996 through the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Discretionary Grant Program.
  Abstract: For fiscal year 1996 Congress appropriated $60 million for the Byrne Discretionary Grant Program. These funds were awarded to support the 90 discretionary and other earmarked programs described in this report. The programs are grouped under the topics of crime prevention, comprehensive communities program, law enforcement, adjudication, corrections, and criminal justice system improvement. Three guiding principles underpin BJA's fiscal year 1996 discretionary program funding; programs must be comprehensive, address unmet needs, and leverage resources. The awards address many of the most pressing challenges that face the Nation's criminal justice system; for example, youth violence is addressed through programs that support drug education, prevention and treatment; build skills in conflict resolution; intervene to reduce criminal use of firearms and gang involvement; and provide alternative sanctions for first-time nonviolent offenders. Substantial funds continue to strengthen public-private partnerships and community-based initiatives. This report presents a brief description of each award, the recipient organization, and the project director. It also identifies the BJA program manager responsible for administering the program or project and provides criminal justice practitioners and other readers with program information and resources for developing comprehensive anti-crime strategies built on partnerships within their communities. Appended listing of all active BJA discretionary programs and projects
  Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
  Index Term(s): Federal aid ; Community crime prevention programs ; Court management ; Corrections management ; Policing innovation ; Violence prevention ; BJA grant-related documents
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  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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