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Model State Drug Laws

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $1,250,000)

The National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws (NAMSDL) promotes comprehensive model state drug laws that will significantly reduce and eliminate substance abuse through effective use and coordination of enforcement, treatment, education, prevention, as well as community and corrections resources. NAMSDL will update and draft model laws and promote other complementary model or innovative legislation. The project will maintain a legislative clearinghouse which provides information on the model laws, supporting documents, and related state laws and bills.

The project has two major areas of focus. First, they will educate state legislators, governors, attorneys general, and others about the purposes and application of the model laws and the multi-disciplinary partnerships built into the laws. Secondly, they will help state legislators, governors, attorneys general, and others tailor the model laws to address particular state problems and needs. NAMSDL will facilitate and coordinate collaborative coalition building among enforcement, treatment, education, prevention, and community groups, and enhance collaboration between these groups and state leaders. In addition, NAMSDL will help define and measure the effectiveness of model laws and related state statutory development and implementation.


Date Created: September 28, 2008