2 LEAA Newsl. 1 (1971-1973)

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VOLUME 2, No. 1  NOVEMBER 1971

National Commission to

Set Standards and Goal

  LEAA   Administrator Jerris Leon-
ard announced on October 20 the cre-
ation of the National Advisory Com-
mission on Criminal Justice Standards
and Goals. The Honorable Russell W.
Peterson, Governor of Delaware, was
named Chairman of the new Commis-
sion which will set national goals,
performance standards, and priorities
for improving the nation's criminal
justice system. Governor Peterson is
Chairman of the National Governors'
Conference Committee on Crime Re-
duction and  Public Safety. Sheriff
Peter J. Pitchess of Los Angeles, Cali-

fornia, was named Vice Chairman of
the Standards and Goals Commission.
  What we  are inaugurating here to-
day is a new phase in the war against
crime. Under the leadership of Gover-
nor Peterson and Sheriff Pitchess, this
new  Commission  will provide the
working blueprint we need to modern-
ize our criminal justice system and
reduce crime, Mr. Leonard said.
  The 22-member Commission will be
composed of members of the criminal
justice system, state and local officials,
       (Continued on page 3)

Williamsburg Is Site for First

National Corrections Conference

  Attorney General John N. Mitchell
has announced that the First National
Conference on Corrections will be held
from December 5 through December 8
at the Williamsburg Conference Cen-
ter in Williamsburg, Virginia.
  The  country's corrections experts
are being called together for the four-
day session in response to President
Richard M. Nixon's directive last June
10, Mr. Mitchell said.
  Corrections sy stern officials, educa-
tors, rehabilt ation specialists, former
offenders, voluntee group members,
labor representatives, minority group
leaders and others interested in Amer-
ican corrections problems have been
invLted to the meeting, which will be

patterned after the First National Con-
ference on the Judiciary held in Wil-
liamsburg last March.   f
  President Nixon's June  directive
noted that the interest in and concern
about the state of our jails, prisons
and  corrections programs is wide-
spread. The Chief Justice, the Con-
gress, professional groups such as the
American Bar Association, and state
and local governments all share our
desire to achieve programs in this
important area. We should build on
this commnuity of interest.
  Mr. Mitchell commented that be is
convinced the nation's corrections per-
sonnel and other authorities in crim-
inal justice matters are prepared to

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