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Assessment of the HIDTA Program: High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas

    National Institute of Justice (NIJ), June 2001.  This report presents findings from an assessment of the ONDCP's program of High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), which was initially intended to focus additional Federal assistance on targeted areas of the nation with high levels of drug trafficking. (NCJ 194118)

Center for Task Force Training  (CenTF) Program

    Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), July 2002.  This report describes the activities of the Center for Task Force Training that trains law enforcement personnel who serve on narcotics task forces funded by either Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance grants or state or local funds.  Three programs are offered: a narcotics task force workshop, and meth investigation management workshop, and a raves/club drug awareness seminar. (NCJ 192177)

Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 2003

    Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), October 2005.  Presents national-level statistics describing characteristics of persons processed and the distribution of case processing outcomes at each major stage of the federal criminal justice system. This annual report includes investigations by U.S. attorneys, prosecutions and declinations, pretrial release and detention, convictions and acquittals, sentencing, appeals, and correctional populations. New this year are statistics on fugitive investigations by the U.S. Marshals Service. (NCJ 210299)

Design for a HIDTA/OCDETF Performance Monitoring and Management System

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), January 2003.  This report provides information on the development of a method to examine the accomplishments of two major drug enforcement programs.

Detection and Prevalence of Substance Use Among Juvenile Detainees

    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), April 2004.  This document discusses a study aimed at determining the prevalence of substance abuse among juvenile detainees.  The goal was to provide practical guidance for juvenile justice policymakers and administrators planning drug detection and treatment programs. (NCJ 203934)

Drug and Alcohol Use and Related Matters Among Arrestees, 2003

    National Institute of Justice (NIJ), 2004.  This data report presents findings from 39 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) program sites that collected data during one or more quarters in 2003.

Drug Data Summary Fact Sheet

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), March 2003.  This fact sheet summarizes current data on drug use, drug enforcement activities, drug offenders in the criminal justice system, availability estimates, and the federal drug control budget.

Drugs and Crime Facts

    Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).  This Web site summarizes United States statistics about drug-related crimes, drug law enforcement, courts, and corrections from Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and non-BJS sources. (NCJ 165148)

Evaluation of a Comprehensive Intervention Strategy in Public Housing

    National Institute of Justice (NIJ), May 2001.  This report describes the methodology and presents the findings from an evaluation of an intervention strategy designed to reduce substance use/abuse and its related sequelae in a sample of at-risk families living in a public housing project in New Haven, CT. (NCJ 193424)

Evaluation of Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces Project: Phase I Final Report

    National Institute of Justice (NIJ), July 2003.  This report represents Phase I of a project designed to evaluate the missions and effectiveness of multijurisdictional drug task forces (MJTF).  This report on Phase I is organized into five sections, reflecting the different stages of methodology development. (NCJ 200904)

Evaluation of the Safe Streets Now! Approach: Civil Remedies for Drugs, Crime, and Nuisance Problems

    National Institute of Justice (NIJ), April 2002.  This document assesses the effectiveness, benefits, costs, and consequences of replicating the program called Safe Streets Now! (SSN).  SSN is a nonprofit organization that has developed a civil remedy approach to location-specific crime, drug, and nuisance problems. The signature activity is the filing of small claims court actions against property owners who refuse to address known problems on their property. (NCJ 194105)

Federal Criminal Case Processing, 2002: With Trends 1982-2002, Reconciled Data

    Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), January 2005.  This report describes the case processing of defendants in the federal criminal justice system.  It includes the number and disposition of suspects investigated by U.S. attorneys, the number of arrests for federal offenses, the number of defendants in cases filed in U.S. district courts, sanctions imposed on criminal defendants, the number of persons under federal correctional supervision (probation, parole, supervised release, and incarceration), and trends in annual federal criminal case processing. (NCJ 207447)

Federal-Local Law Enforcement Collaboration in Investigating and Prosecuting Urban Crime, 19821999: Drugs, Weapons, and Gangs

    National Institute of Justice (NIJ), January 2004.  This study provides a historical overview of the growth in federal-local law enforcement collaboration as a means of addressing urban crime over the past several decades (1982-1999), with attention to the work of 10 federal-local task forces and other law enforcement collaborations to address weapons, gangs, and drugs in the urban areas of San Diego, California; Memphis, Tennessee; and Detroit, Michigan. (NCJ 201782)

Fighting Urban Crime: The Evolution of Federal-Local Collaboration

    National Institute of Justice (NIJ), December 2003.  This document examines how federal collaboration with local law enforcement authorities has evolved during 20 years of joint crime fighting against drugs, illegal weapons, and gangs.  This study also examined particular collaborations in three cities: San Diego (California), Detroit (Michigan), and Memphis (Tennessee). (NCJ 197040)

Gang- and Drug-Related Homicide: Baltimore's Successful Enforcement Strategy

    Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), July 2003.  The bulletin examines the phenomenon of violent inner-city gangs and introduces an investigative approach to combating these gangs in Baltimore, Maryland. (NCJ 201509)

Keeping Illegal Activity Out of Rental Property: A Police Guide for Establishing Landlord Training Programs

    Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA),  March 2000.  This monograph was developed to help police agencies implement Landlord Training Programs in their communities.  The Landlord Training Program emphasizes cooperation among property owners, tenants, and law enforcement agencies to help neighborhoods fight drug-related crime. (NCJ 148656)

Measurement and Analysis of Drug Problems and Drug Control Efforts

    National Institute of Justice (NIJ),  2000.  From Measurement and Analysis of Crime and Justice; Criminal Justice 2000, V 4, P 391-449, 2000, David Duffee, ed. -- See NCJ-182411.  This chapter is a progress report on the state of the still-developing art of quantitative analysis of the effectiveness of drug-control interventions. (NCJ 185544)

National Drug Control Strategy, 2007

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), February 2007. This Strategy builds on recent declines in drug use in the United States and outlines a balanced strategy against illegal drugs, which includes the support for programs that stop drug use before it starts, providing treatment for drug users and disrupting the market for illegal drugs.

National Institute of Justice Journal, No. 250

    National Institute of Justice (NIJ), November 2003.  The "At-A-Glance" section of this journal reports on two drug-related criminal justice topics.  The topics are gentrified drug markets and evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of multijurisdiction drug enforcement task forces.

National Synthetic Drugs Action Plan: The Federal Government Response to the Production, Trafficking, and Abuse of Synthetic Drugs and Diverted Pharmaceutical Products

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), October 2004.  The purpose of this document is to provide a blueprint for action under the President's National Drug Control Strategy that brings together the various strands of domestic and international efforts into a coherent plan for attacking and disrupting the trade in these dangerous drugs.

Process Evaluation of an Effort to Engage Police in Alternative Responses to Neighborhood Drug Problems

    National Institute of Justice (NIJ), March 2005.  This report presents findings from a process evaluation of a New York City program, La Bodega de la Familia, that involved community representatives and police working together to develop alternative responses to neighborhood drug use and crime. (NCJ 209265)

Promising Practices and Strategies to Reduce Alcohol and Substance Abuse Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

    National Institute of Justice (NIJ), August 2000. The report highlight effective solutions developed within the tribal community that combine western and traditional approaches. The programs described in the report represent policy initiatives designed to reduce alcohol abuse by American Indians and Alaska Natives and to increase community safety. (NCJ 183930)

Promising Strategies to Reduce Substance Abuse

    Office of Justice Programs (OJP), September 2000.  This assessment of the most effective strategies used nationwide to reduce illicit drug and alcohol abuse and related crimes is intended to guide communities by identifying the core elements of promising strategies and illustrating these strategies with examples of programs that are making a difference locally; programs were selected to represent urban, suburban, and rural communities. (NCJ 183152)

Technology Transfer Program

    The Technology Transfer Program is a federally funded program under the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center (ONDCP / CTAC) that provides state-of-the-art counterdrug technologies to state and local law enforcement agencies at no charge to the agencies.  The goals of the program are to empower state and local law enforcement agencies through the use of technology to disrupt the drug markets by attacking the economic basis of the drug trade.

Weed and Seed Strategy

    Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO),  November 2004.  The publication describes in detail the DOJ's Operation Weed and Seed program's goals of controlling violent crime, drug trafficking, and drug-related crime in designated high-crime neighborhoods and providing a safe environment for residents. (NCJ 207498)

 

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