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1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act

1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act

The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, signed by President Bill Clinton, is the largest-ever crime bill in the country's history, providing for 100,000 new police officers and allocating $9.7 billion for prisons and $6.1 billion for prevention programs. The Crime Bill includes the Violence Against Women Act, which creates the Office on Violence Against Women, and establishes the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS Office.

Learn More: The Crime Bill; COPS and OVW

Date Created: February 14, 2020