5 LEAA Newsl. 1 (1975-1976)

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    -          IThe Department of Justice has published sweeping regulations to protect
N  EW       RU     LE           the privacy of persons named in criminal history records kept by LEAA-
       P                        funded criminal justice agencies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and
PRO       T                     agencies that exchange such information with Federally-funded systems or
                                the FBI.
CRI I       I NA    L             The regulations require that criminal history record information be collect-
                                ed, stored, and disseminated to insure the completeness, integrity, accuracy,
                                and security of such information while preserving the legitimate law enforce-
RO  V    . HIment need for access to it.
                                                           (continued on page 8)


LEAA Supported


FORD URGES 5-YEAR,


$6.8 BILLION FUNDING

   The individual, political and social costs of crime cannot be ignored.
                                        President Gerald R. Ford
                                        Message to Congress: June 19, 1975

   Stating that the Law Enforcement   Assistance  Administration
has  served  as a leader  in the development   of  new  ideas on
fighting crime,  President Gerald  R.  Ford  has asked  Congress
to continue  LEAA   through   1981  and set its five-year funding
authorization  at $6.8 billion.
  This would increase LEAA's an-   and instead put the highest priority
nual authorization from $1.25 bil- on the victims and the potential v1c-
lion to $1.3 billion, and guarantee tims of crime.
continuance of the Federal govern-   Other major points in the Presi-
ment's financial assistance program dent's program include a prohibi-
to state and local criminal justice tion against the manufacture and
agencies through 1981.             sale of cheap handguns; mandatory
  In his June 19 crime message to  prison sentences for violent and
Congress  the President said that  repeat federal offenders; and com-
the  additional $250 million will pensation for victims of federal
enable  the agency's discretionary crimes who suffer physical injuries.
funding program  to place greater    If Congress enacts the program,
emphasis  on  programs aimed  at   President Ford said he is confident
reducing crime in heavily populated the nation will have the teans to
urban areas.                      launch an effective attack on crime.
   The President said his program is The LEAA  legislative package was
 designed to reverse the  present  to be sent to Capitol Hill after the
 emphasis on the rights of criminals July 4 recess.


    Full   Text Of

President Ford's

Crime Message

     Begins On

        Page 9

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