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Opioid Crisis: NIJ Resources for First Responders

The opioid crisis has grown to one of the largest issues that American law enforcement face. The National Institute of Justice is committed to helping criminal justice practitioners as they battle this crisis. Frances Scott, a Physical Scientist at the National Institute of Justice, discusses NIJ’s funding for research and development and assistance to laboratories, a new working group looking at collecting and processing opioid evidence, partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to better understand the risk to first responders; and the challenges presented by the rapidly changing chemical structure of opioids on the street.

Date Published: May 28, 2019