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Law Enforcement Task Force Performance Measurement and Effectiveness Training and Technical Assistance

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $500,000)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Program: National Initiatives, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance, furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In FY 2008, the program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within five major categories: 1) preventing crime and drug abuse; 2) enhancing local law enforcement; 3) enhancing local courts; 4) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 5) facilitating justice information sharing.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will implement the Center for Task Force Training Project under category 2: enhancing local law enforcement. They will provide training and technical assistance services to law enforcement personnel in an effort to improve the performance and effectiveness of task forces. IIR will coordinate program activities with existing criminal justice partners to customize curricula and deliver specialized task force management and operations training courses, assess needs of task forces and deliver targeted technical assistance services in response to identified needs, develop and deliver a task force performance measures multimedia training aid, and enhance its web-based resource center with tools and materials that support task force performance measurement and demonstration of effectiveness.


Date Created: September 23, 2008