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Testimony of Ann Harkins President and CEO NCPC

Testimony of Ann Harkins President and CEO National Crime Prevention Council before The House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science 2013.

Thank you, Chairman Wolf and Ranking Member Fattah, for the opportunity to testify before the Subcommittee today regarding Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) funding for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. I am Ann Harkins, President and CEO of the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC). In Fiscal Year 2014, we respectfully urge the Subcommittee to appropriate $25 million for the Byrne Memorial Competitive Grants Program and $15 million for the Economic, High-Technology, Cybercrime Prevention program.

NCPC has provided practical information on proven and cost-effective crime prevention practices to local law enforcement, community leaders, and citizens for more than 30 years. These activities have been supported through our longstanding effective partnerships with this Subcommittee and the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP). We hope that the difficult cuts via sequestration to law enforcement programs can be restored in Fiscal Year 2014, and offer our thoughts as to how to best utilize limited resources. Click here to read more.

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