Federal Support for Law Enforcement: Selected Department of Justice Programs [February 5, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "Historically, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has provided financial assistance to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to assist them with addressing crime, purchasing equipment, providing training, and supporting community policing efforts. The major offices within DOJ that administer grants are the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), and the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW). This report focuses on those grants administered by OJP and COPS that provide direct assistance to law enforcement agencies. These include grants that support police hiring, equipment procurement, officer safety and wellness, drug task forces, community policing, school violence response, and crisis intervention. This report does not include information on grants targeting other DOJ priorities, such as assistance for victims of crime, drug courts, improvements to the juvenile justice system, or research on justice-related issues. This report includes brief descriptions of each grant program, summary information on eligibility, purpose areas, matching requirements, links to agency information and the grant program solicitation, and related CRS [Congressional Research Service] reports."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R46671
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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