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  • Asset Forfeiture Reform

    Asset Forfeiture Reforms

    In January 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) set forth a new policy prohibiting federal adoptive forfeiture, or “adoptions,” of assets seized by state and local law enforcement agencies, with a limited public safety exception. Adoptions occur when a state or local law enforcement agency seizes property pursuant to state law and requests that a federal agency “adopt” or seize the assets under federal law. In return, federal authorities keep a portion of the proceeds and return a portion to the state and local law enforcement agencies for their work in making the seizure. ...

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  • Support Funding for Law Enforcement

    Support Funding for Law Enforcement

    Federal support for state, local, and tribal law enforcement assistance programs is essential. We urge you to contact your Senators and Representatives and request that they fully funding programs of importance to law enforcement, such as the COPS hiring program, the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program, Title II of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) program.

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