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  NCJ Number: NCJ 194103     Find in a Library
  Title: Wyoming Methamphetamine Treatment Initiative
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: Wyoming Office of the Attorney General
United States of America

Wyoming Dept of Health and Social Services
United States of America

Wyoming Dept of Probation and Parole
United States of America
  Date Published: 1998
  Page Count: 19
  Series: NIJ Research Report
  Annotation: This document explores the treatment initiative proposal for Wyoming’s methamphetamine problem.
  Abstract: Between 1992 and 1998, methamphetamine investigations in Wyoming increased by over 600 percent. Methamphetamine now accounts for over 55 percent of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) caseload. Wyoming is an excellent candidate for demonstrating workable projects for a “rural State with limited resources” in response to the impact of methamphetamine. The proposal is to create two long-term, intense, adult residential programs based on the therapeutic community model. Three drug courts and three, integrated, jail-based and intensive treatment programs will be created to provide immediate intervention for methamphetamine or other drug-involved arrestees. Three intensive outpatient treatment programs will be created to fill the gaps between the therapeutic community programs and the early, jail/community-based interventions for both general substance abuse clients and methamphetamine involved users. Six Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) Officers will be added to adult corrections to supervise and participate in the case management of these individuals. Two pilot Intensive Supervision Programs for juveniles will be initiated and substance abuse services in juvenile correctional facilities will be enhanced. Additional resources are requested to address the out of home placement costs of children who have essentially become “methamphetamine orphans” as a result of parental addiction. DARE will be integrated with other anti-drug and prevention efforts in middle and high schools to support elementary school DARE efforts, and to address the methamphetamine problems in the schools. A public awareness program will be established, including billboards and an 800 information reporting number. Edward Byrne funding will be maintained or increased for the regional enforcement teams, and funding will be continued for the Tri-Ethnic Center Community Readiness Methamphetamine Prevention Project.
  Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs ; Wyoming
  Index Term(s): Drug dependence ; Amphetamines ; Drug treatment ; Treatment ; Juvenile drug treatment ; Drug Courts
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 99-RT-VX-0056
  Sale Source: Wyoming Dept of Health and Social Services
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  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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