1 LEAA Newsl. 1 (1970-1971)

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*       OCTOBER 1970

*    VOLUME 1, No. 1

LEAA  Publishes   Annual   Report President Attends LEAA-SPA Meeting

  LEAA  published its second annual re-
port late in August.
  The  250-page report gives a detailed
account of LEAA operations during fis-
cal 1970. It contains:
  * an  opening chapter summarizing
the operation of LEAA  in fiscal 1970,
with  information on every  program
area and a summary of six state plans.
   * a chapter on each of the major di-
visions of LEAA.
  * a  number  of  Special Reports
about projects or programs of unusual
   * a state-of-the-states report, capsul-
ing the spending of LEAA funds in the
states and outlining a project in each of
the 55 SPA areas.
  * a city-by-city report describing out-
standing city projects.
  * an  appendix  containing charts,
tables and grant lists.
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SPA  Directors Name. Committees

  The State Planning Agency Directors
Association-formed at the second an-
nual LEAA-SPA   meeting in Colorado
Springs-has  named an executive com-
mittee  and several additional com-
  The purpose is to channel communi-
cation and action between the SPAs and
LEAA,  to resolve problems and to con-
duct business that does not adapt itself
to either plenary sessions or individual
communication between LEAA  and the
separate SPAs.
  All the committees named by the new
association represented all seven LEAA
regions. (A separate item in this issue
lists the seven LEAA regions, their di-
rectors, their headquarters cities, and
the states contained in those regions.)
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  President Nixon landed in Denver on
his way back to Washington from Cali-
fornia August 2 to attend the first-day
session of the annual LEAA meeting for
State Planning Agencies.
  The  President met privately in Den-
ver with the 185 representatives of the
55 SPAs  and LEAA.  Others attending
included Attorney General John N. Mit-
chell, LEAA  Associate Administrators
Richard W. Velde and Clarence M. Cos-
ter, Assistant to the President for Do-
mestic Affairs John D. Ehrlichman, Egil
Krogh of the White House and the seven
LEAA   regional directors.
  Just before the meeting, President
Nixon spoke to the crowd assembled on
the plaza outside the Federal Building
where  the meeting was held and also
spoke to the press.
  In the meeting, he heard  briefings
presented by the Attorney General; As-
sociate Administrator Velde; Chairman
Arthur Bilek of the Illinois State Plan-
ning Agency; John Macivor, Director of
the Colorado State Planning Agency;
Chairman  Richard Bartlett of the New
York State Planning Agency; Director
Robert Lawsen of the California State
Planning Agency and Paul Wormeli, Di-
rector of Project SEARCH.  Colorado
Governor  Love  also  addressed the
  Late Monday afternoon, the conferees
returned to Colorado Springs where the
conference continued through Thurs-
day, August 6. A series of panel and
discussion groups provided a review of
LEAA's  first full year of operation and
prospects for future program develop-
ment. Both problems and  accomplish-
ments were  discussed in the working
meetings. The entire conference afforded
an opportunity for a frank exchange of
views. The  State Planning Agencies
elected an executive committee and sev-
eral other committees to keep open this

President Nixon in Denver for Conference:
In his remarks the President noted that aid
to law enforcement was one area of the
budget where he ordered an increase rather
than a decrease. We feel that this is the
correct priority, the President said, be-
cause the cost of crime to the country, not
just in human terms but also in terms of the
billions of dollars that the criminal elements
take out of our society, justifies this kind of
investment . . .

two-way    communication    channel
throughout the  year. (See  separate
  The major part of the meeting with
the President was  the discussion by
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