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The Opioid Crisis and Children: The Critical Role of Law Enforcement

Developed with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), The Opioid Crisis and Children: The Critical Role of Law Enforcement shows how law enforcement-led deflection presents opportunities to help drug-endangered children.

This publication includes helpful resources and is a result of a partnership effort between the Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC) and National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (National DEC). PTACC and National DEC are members of the National Stakeholder Partnership (NSP), collaboratively supported by BJA and OVC. The overarching goals of the NSP are to advance awareness and knowledge to help mitigate the traumatization of children and youth and to advance dissemination of innovative practices throughout the field.

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Date Created: December 2, 2020