Denial of Federal Benefits Program and Clearinghouse
The Denial of Federal Benefits Program, established under Section
5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690), provides
federal and state courts with the ability to deny all or selected
federal benefits to individuals convicted of drug trafficking or
drug possession. Codified at Title 21, United States Code, Section
862, the program provides a sentencing option for federal and state
courts to deny all or selected benefits available from the Federal
Government to persons convicted of drug trafficking or possession.
The Denial of Federal Benefits Program is administered by the Bureau
of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S.
Department of Justice (DOJ). BJA also operates the Denial of Federal
Benefits Program Clearinghouse, which maintains a database of the
names of convicted individuals and the benefits they have been denied.