This document presents seven keynote speeches and nine other papers from a 1992 conference that was sponsored by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and focused on the evaluation of drug control initiatives.
The discussions focused on the programs funded under the 1988 Anti-Drug Abuse Act. Under the first 4 years of the Act, States have allocated almost $20 million to evaluate their programs. The evaluations have focused on community antidrug abuse programs, narcotics enforcement in public housing, drug abuse programs in jails and prisons, multijurisdictional task forces, and Weed and Seed projects. Conference speakers included DOJ officials, the Indianapolis mayor, the executive director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, State officials, and researchers. Topics included Weed and Seed; drug law enforcement; community policing; drugs, gangs, and pubic housing; prosecuting and adjudicating drug offenders; intermediate sanctions; drug testing and treatment in the criminal justice system; and the evaluation of community initiatives and systemwide efforts. Biographical information and address list of presenters