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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 209312     Find in a Library
Title: Solutions for Safer Communities, FY 2003 Annual Report (CD)
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2004
Page Count: 0
  Annotation: This report to the U.S. Congress presents an overview of funded initiatives and programs under the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for fiscal year 2003.
Abstract: Under the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) was created in 1984 to assist local, State, and tribal governments to improve the effectiveness of the criminal justice system and to reduce and prevent crime in communities across America. This report to the U.S. Congress provides fiscal and programmatic details of BJA’s efforts in fiscal year 2003 and demonstrates, through quantitative and qualitative data, the positive and long-lasting impact strategic planning has on crime and terrorism. BJA’s two largest grant programs are the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance (Byrne) Program and the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) Program with both programs emphasizing local decisionmaking. In 2003, BJA administered nearly $500 million in Byrne formula grants and nearly $150 million in Byrne discretionary grants. In addition, nearly $260 million in LLEBG grants were administered to more than 2,900 jurisdictions. The fiscal year 2003 report presents an overview of BJA funded initiatives and programs in the areas of crime prevention, law enforcement, counter terrorism, adjudication, substance abuse, community and institutional corrections, and information technology and concludes with legislative purpose area descriptions, awards to States and United States territories, and a 2003 publications list. Appendixes I-III and tables
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Program financing ; Federal government ; Funding sources ; Federal programs ; Funding guidelines ; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) ; Dedicated funding ; Byrne program evaluation
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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