The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) was a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Justice. The LEAA was established by the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 and was abolished in 1982. The LEAA worked within the U.S. Department of Justice to administer federal funding to state and local law enforcement agencies and funded educational programs, research, state planning agencies, and local crime initiatives.

In 1964, Lyndon Johnson was elected president of the United States. He created the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of ...

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