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Title: Drug Enforcement in Public Housing: Signs of Success in Denver
Author(s): S O Annan; W G Skogan
Corporate Author: Police Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Police Foundation
Washington, DC 20036
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 89-DD-CX-0054
Sale Source: Police Foundation
1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An evaluation of a federally funded drug law enforcement program in public housing in Denver revealed that the program had some positive effect in reducing the availability of drugs and also reduced fear of crime and the incidence of personal and property crimes.
Abstract: Narcotics Enforcement in Public Housing (NEPHU) was established in 1989, operated by the Denver Police Department, and funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. NEPHU had exclusive responsibility for law enforcement in the 10 major public housing developments and scatter-site housing administered by the Denver Housing Authority. The main objective was to reduce the availability of drugs in these areas. This report describes the historic background of the creation of NEPHU, the scientific approach to evaluating the program, the evaluation results, and recommendations for future evaluation. The evaluation findings indicated that the program achieved a significant measure of success. Figures, tables, appended tables, and 10 references
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Colorado; Policing innovation; Public housing
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