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50 Years of Building Solutions, Supporting Communities and Advancing Justice

1968 The Beginning

1968 The Beginning

President Lyndon Johnson signs into law the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, establishing the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. Charles Rogovin heads its 25-person staff and $63 million planning, grant-making and research budget. The new law codifies the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, a forerunner of the National Institute of Justice.

Learn More: How We Began

Date Created: February 14, 2020