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Changes in SPA (State Planning Agency) Guidelines

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This videotape contains an explanation of major changes proposed by LEAA in the Guideline Manual M4100.1D, State Planning Agency Grants, for fiscal year 1976.
The changes are outlined by Blair Ewing, Director of the Division of Planning and Evaluation Standards, Office of Planning and Management. Guidelines are discussed for State planning agencies (SPA's) concerning juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, development and implementation of the standards and goals processes, analysis of crime trends, and long-term plans for State and local governments concerning law enforcement and criminal justice activities. LEAA program descriptors, the requirement that SPA's must develop technical assistance strategies and plans, new narcotic and alcoholism treatment guidelines, and regional office responsibilities are also explained. In addition, Mr. Ewing delineates changes in submission dates and procedures for changing the guidelines further for fiscal year 1977. He notes that the guidelines remain the same concerning evaluation and the requirement that States give special attention to high-crime areas. (Author abstract modified)