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Title: Drugs and Public Housing -- Hearing Before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, 101st Congress, 1st Session, May 10, 1989
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Cmtte on Government Affairs
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 257
Sponsoring Agency: Superintendent of Documents
Washington, DC 20402
US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents
Congressional Sales Office GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A hearing was convened in May 1989 before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs to explore drug use and associated violence in public housing developments.
Abstract: Hearing participants agreed that drugs represent a major public housing problem and that law enforcement officials do not have the manpower or resources to deal adequately with drug activities. When efforts are directed toward one public housing development, drug dealers and purchasers simply pack up and move to another area. Opening statements and testimony presented at the hearing focused on projects that have been undertaken to rid public housing developments of drug activities, the targeting of drug dealers who often do not reside in the particular public housing area where drug problems occur, public housing tenant rights, the desire of public housing residents to do something about drug dealing where they live, drug abuse prevention and treatment, and the eviction of public housing residents who sell or use drugs. Hearing witnesses included government officials and community leaders concerned about the drug problem in public housing developments. An appendix contains the prepared statements of hearing witnesses in order of appearance.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug prevention programs; Drug regulation; Drug Related Crime; Public housing; Violence prevention
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