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centers to provide a broad range of activities including parent self-help in order to prevent, identify, and treat child abuse and neglect; State grants are made to assist States in developing, strengthening and carrying out child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment programs; (3) research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect; (4) formula grants to States to strengthen State capacities to reduce the incidence of child abuse.)

Types of Assistance: Formula Grants; Project Grants.

Corrections—Research and Evaluation and Policy Formulation (16.602)

National Institute of Corrections, Department of Justice.

Objectives: To conduct, encourage, and coordinate research relating to corrections, including the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of criminal offenders. To conduct evaluation programs that study the effectiveness of new approaches, techniques, systems, programs, and devices employed to improve the corrections system. (Provides assistance for upgrading correctional programs, services, and techniques at State and local levels. Services are available to the entire range of correctional agencies, including probation, parole, institutions, jails, and community programs.)

Types of Assistance: Project Grants; Provision of Specialized Services; Dissemination of Technical Information.

Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, Scientific Communications and Public Education (13.243)

Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

Objectives: To provide the fullest possible dissemination of alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health information through a full-scale program of scientific communications and public information and education activities serving both the professional community and the general public. (No grant funds are provided. Assistance is given in response to the printed and electronic media. Types of public information materials and activities include brochures, fliers, fact sheets, pamphlets and exhibits, news releases, news features, films, television and radio productions, articles for national magazines, and daily assistance to representatives of the public media.)

Types of Assistance: Dissemination of Technical Information.

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention—Special Emphasis and Technical Assistance (16.541)

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice.

Objectives: To develop and implement programs that design, test, and demonstrate effective approaches, techniques, and methods for preventing and controlling juvenile delinquency through development and testing of selected approaches for reducing and controlling violent and serious youth crime; utilization of community-based alternatives to traditional forms of official justice system processing; improvement of the capability of public and private agencies to provide delinquency prevention services to youth and their families; development of new approaches and techniques for reducing school drop-outs, unwarranted suspensions, and expulsions; and through support of advocacy by groups and organizations committed to protection and improvement of the legal rights and welfare of youth. To provide technical assistance to Federal, State, and local governments, courts, public and private agencies, institutions, and individuals, in the planning, establishment, operation or


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