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The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Signs Cooperative Agreements with Several U.S. State Corrections Departments

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 16, 2012


The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) is entering into cooperative agreements with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, New Mexico Corrections Department, Rhode Island Department of Corrections, and Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Under these cooperative agreements, the agencies will work in close collaboration with the INL team of corrections subject matter experts and country program officers to develop and deliver training and technical assistance high-quality, effective training, and technical assistance to foreign partners in the United States and overseas in corrections systems and operations. The cooperative agreements will work towards establishing relationships with partner nations that will facilitate future interactions with the same or new partner nations and capture information that can be used to evaluate and improve training and technical assistance programs.

These cooperative agreements will establish the mechanisms by which INL will be able to solicit and award cooperative agreements for specific projects under these partnerships.

For additional information and questions regarding this grant, please contact

PRN: 2012/1321


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