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Pharmaceutical Crime Training Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $991,013)

The National Initiatives: Addressing Substance Abuse Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), aims to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system and provide assistance to victims of crime (other than compensation) by providing assistance to communities in responding to substance abuse-related crime. Throughout the criminal justice system, there are demonstrably higher rates of substance abuse among offenders than among the general population. OJP provides many programs and services that assist communities in planning, implementing, and enhancing criminal justice responses, such as tools for law enforcement to address the substance abusing offender, drug courts, jail and prison treatment programs, and reentry programs.

The National Initiatives: Addressing Substance Abuse Program focuses on two critical issue areas that law enforcement and others in the criminal justice system encounter daily: drug-endangered children and pharmaceutical crime. The Center for Public Safety Innovation at St. Petersburg College, will design, develop, and implement a national training program that will support the implementation of effective investigative and prosecutorial techniques for cases related to prescription drug diversion. The overall goal of the Pharmaceutical Crime Training Program will be to provide training, technical assistance, and resources to law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies to increase successful identification, investigation, and prosecution of drug diversion crimes through the creation of local task forces.


Date Created: January 30, 2013