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34 U.S. Code § 10201 - Evaluation

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(a) Guidelines and comprehensive evaluationsTo increase the efficiency and effectiveness of programs funded under this subchapter, the National Institute of Justice shall—
develop guidelines, in cooperation with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, to assist State and local units of government to conduct program evaluations; and
conduct a reasonable number of comprehensive evaluations of programs funded under section 10156 (formula grants) and section 10171 (discretionary grants) of this title.
(b) Criteria for selecting programs for reviewIn selecting programs for review, the Director of the National Institute of Justice should consider—
whether the program establishes or demonstrates a new and innovative approach to drug or crime control;
the cost of the program to be evaluated and the number of similar programs funded under section 10156 (formula grants) of this title;
whether the program has a high potential to be replicated in other jurisdictions; and
whether there is substantial public awareness and community involvement in the program. Routine auditing, monitoring, and internal assessment of a State and local drug control program’s progress shall be the sole responsibility of the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
(c) Annual report

The Director of the National Institute of Justice shall annually report to the President, the Attorney General, and the Congress on the nature and findings of the evaluation and research and development activities funded under this section.

Editorial Notes

Section was formerly classified to section 3766 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section. Some section numbers or references in amendment notes below reflect the classification of such sections or references prior to editorial reclassification.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 520 of Pub. L. 90–351, title I, June 19, 1968, 82 Stat. 208; Pub. L. 90–462, § 1, Aug. 8, 1968, 82 Stat. 638; Pub. L. 91–644, title I, § 7(8), Jan. 2, 1971, 84 Stat. 1888; Pub. L. 93–83, § 2, Aug. 6, 1973, 87 Stat. 214; Pub. L. 93–415, title V, § 544, Sept. 7, 1974, 88 Stat. 1142; Pub. L. 94–430, § 3, Sept. 29, 1976, 90 Stat. 1348; Pub. L. 94–503, title I, § 126, Oct. 15, 1976, 90 Stat. 2423, related to authorization of appropriations, prior to the general amendment of title I of Pub. L. 90–351 by Pub. L. 96–157.


2006—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 109–162, § 1111(c)(2)(B)(i), substituted “program evaluations” for “the program evaluations as required by section 3751(c) of this title”.

Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 109–162, § 1111(c)(2)(B)(ii), substituted “evaluations of programs funded under section 3755 (formula grants) and section 3762a (discretionary grants) of this title” for “evaluations of programs funded under section 3756 (formula grants) and sections 3761 and 3762a (discretionary grants) of this title”.

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 109–162, § 1111(c)(2)(B)(iii), substituted “programs funded under section 3755 (formula grants)” for “programs funded under section 3756 (formula grants) and section 3761 (discretionary grants)”.

1990—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 101–647 substituted “sections 3761 and 3762a” for “section 3761”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2006 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 109–162 applicable with respect to the first fiscal year beginning after Jan. 5, 2006, and each fiscal year thereafter, see section 1111(d) of Pub. L. 109–162, set out as a note under section 10151 of this title.