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FY 2001: Justice for America: Annual Report to Congress on Initiatives Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance   [open pdf - 627KB]

This document provides an overview of the year in section 1. that includes the following topics: ensuring America's safety, meeting the needs of those who protect us, and building an integrated justice system. The Fiscal Year 2001 programs in section 2. address gun violence, terrorism, violence in rural america, hate crimes, methamphetamine investigation and cleanup, and money laundering. As an overview, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) was established to help America's communities develop strategies to reduce victimization and restore a sense of security to our neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools. BJA provides funding and technical assistance to aid the diligent and often unsung work of criminal justice practitioners fighting crime, terrorism, and drug use at the state and local levels. BJA supports justice information sharing through the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Information Technology (IT) Initiative, which coordinates the efforts of OJP bureaus and offices to facilitate improved communication and information sharing at all levels of government and across all disciplines of the justice system. In FY 2001, BJA worked with its federal, state, and local partners through the initiative to pursue projects in five strategic areas: leadership and guidance, infrastructure and governance, standards, privacy and information quality, and architecture (http://it.ojp.gov). The State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program, for example, provides training in the detection, investigation, and prosecution of extremist criminal activity, including activity inspired by international events.

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