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Title: Task Force Study of Drug Trafficking, Abuse and Related Crime
Corporate Author: Virginia State Crime Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 58
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Virginia State Crime Cmssn
Richmond, VA 23219
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is an interim report on the findings and recommendations of a legislative study on combatting drug trafficking, abuse, and related crime in Virginia.
Abstract: The purpose of the study is to develop a statewide, comprehensive, and coordinated strategy to address the drug trafficking and drug crime problem in the State. The crime commission held a series of public hearings and meetings to collect information on the problem from a wide variety of sources. Particular emphasis was placed on law enforcement efforts, consumption reduction, and correctional/rehabilitative issues. Findings and recommendations are listed in some detail in these areas. Recommendations for law enforcement included enhanced multijurisdictional cooperation, adequate manpower and training, access by law enforcement agencies to drug investigation information, and amending state laws to better facilitate drug law enforcement and prosecution. Recommendations in the area of corrections/treatment included monitoring the use of illegal drugs in correctional facilities, providing substance abuse education and treatment for offenders, and developing community-based prevention and treatment programs. In the area of education, recommendations included promotion of school and community prevention programs, development of comprehensive drug and funding programs, and enactment of laws to protect youth. 2 appendices
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug law offenses
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug Related Crime; Smuggling/Trafficking; Virginia
Note: Senate Document No. 30
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