Policy & Information Briefs

Campus Drug Courts: An Innovative Solution to an Intractable Problem

This 2004 Information Brief examines means to address substance abuse by college students.  Explaining a Colorado State University program based on the drug court model, the Brief finds that the program offers a creative model for colleges to reduce student substance abuse.

Original Publication: December 2004

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Drug Law Enforcement: Changing Federal, State, and Local Roles

This 2005 Policy Brief examines the impact of the FY2006 federal drug budget on state and local drug control programming.  Noting that the budget reduced support for state and local efforts, as well as cooperative programs between the federal government and states and localities, the Brief notes that the FY2006 drug budget marks a shift in U.S. drug policy toward more centralized federal programming.

Original Publication: March 2005

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Improving State Drug Laws: National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws- Performance Results

This 2005 Information Brief examines the role of the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws in assisting states develop drug control policies.  Noting that the Alliance employs a performance-based model to assess the results of law implementation, the Brief outlines the process the Alliance uses to facilitate development of drug control laws.

Original Publication: May 2005

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Evidence-Based Drug Programs: NREPP Offers Prevention/Treatment Providers Decision Support Tool

This 2005 Information Brief examines the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) and its effect on the FY2006 federal drug budget.  Comparing federal drug programs' PART scores for FY2005 with the FY2006 proposed funding allocations, the Brief found that program's PART measurements did not appear to be in sync with their FY2006 funding.

Original Publication: April 2006

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Assessing Federal Drug Programs: The Program Assessment Rating Tool and the Federal Drug Control Budget

This 2005 Information Brief examines the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) and its effect on the FY2006 federal drug budget.  Comparing federal drug programs' PART scores for FY2005 with the FY2006 proposed funding allocations, the Brief found that program's PART measurements did not appear to be in sync with their FY2006 funding.

Original Publication: April 2005

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