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Denial of Federal Benefits (DFB) Program

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Denial of Federal Benefits Program and Clearinghouse, (NCJ 193770), Bureau of Justice Assistance, July 2002. Describes the BJA-administered Denial of Federal Benefits Program, which provides state and federal courts with the sentencing option to deny all or selected federal benefits to individuals convicted of drug trafficking or drug possession. This program helps ensure that individuals found guilty of violating the Controlled Substances Act will, at the very least, forfeit their claims to most taxpayer-supported economic benefits. In addition, the Denial of Federal Benefits Program Clearinghouse maintains a complete listing of the benefits denied to each individual sentenced under the program to assist federal agencies.
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Date Created: December 13, 2019