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Methamphetmine Demand Reduction Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $2,500,000)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America will use the funds, awarded under category 2 - preventing crime and drug abuse, to enhance the ability of communities to deal with the threat of methamphetamine through a program of law enforcement-led community presentations promoting drug prevention, education, and community mobilization. The Partnership will expand their Meth360, a strategic approach to community drug prevention that focuses on the combination and collaboration of three primary substance abuse disciplines (law enforcement, prevention, and treatment), to 10 additional states (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, West Virginia and Wisconsin). Meth360 is currently being implemented in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Under Meth360, each of the 10 states will: 1) recruit a lead law enforcement agency to manage the program; 2) receive in-person project briefing and training assisted by the Meth360 Online Learning system; 3) receive technical assistance in coordinating participation among the law enforcement, prevention, and treatment communities; 4) announce the statewide availability of the program at an event or conference; and 5) receive technical assistance in promoting Meth360 statewide and within communities. The Partnership will also develop a new version of Meth360 that is specifically targeted to teens, for in-school programs, and develop online and community resources to educate and specifically address parents' concerns about methamphetamine abuse and aid their efforts to help their kids lead drug-free lives, including a parent version of Meth360.


Date Created: July 30, 2007