Additional DRE Resources
Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors, federal agencies, and other organizations have websites that provide important information regarding drugged driving. These sites are an excellent resource for data about drugged driving.
Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors
A traffic safety resource prosecutor (TSRP) is a current or former prosecutor who provides training, education, and technical support to traffic safety prosecutors and law enforcement agencies throughout their state. Traffic violations and safety issues include, but are not limited to: alcohol and/or drug impaired driving, vehicular homicide, occupant restraint, and other traffic safety issues. Each TSRP must assess the needs and demands unique to his or her own state and work in conjunction with many agencies to meet these needs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), law enforcement agencies, crime laboratories (including forensic toxicologists), medical examiners, local media, governor's highway safety offices (GHSO), and victim advocate groups should all be utilized to facilitate services to all prosecutors and law enforcement. The National Traffic Law Center (NTLC) works with traffic safety resource prosecutors to improve the quality of justice in traffic safety adjudications by increasing the awareness of highway safety issues.
Other Suggested Websites
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
The CASA Library and Information Center offers a well focused resource of information related to illegal drugs, tobacco, alcohol, drug policy, and treatment and prevention efficacy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health.
The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)'s prevention programs involve developing and assessing new and emerging prevention methodologies and approaches.
The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) is to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on the extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland and nationally.
DEA State Fact Sheets provide information on the drug situation in each State.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) provides Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime.
Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a national public health surveillance system that monitors trends in drug-related emergency department visits and deaths.
Drugs and Crime Facts
This site summarizes U.S.statistics about drug-related crimes, law enforcement, courts, and corrections from Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has a number of resources on their website for law enforcement. GHSA conducts research and advocates for many safety projects that enhance traffic safety at the state and national level.
The Monitoring the Future (MTF) is an ongoing study of behavior (including drug/alcohol use), attitudes, and values of American secondary students and young adults.
National HIDTA Assistance Center (NHAC) provides training, financial processing, and multimedia productions for all High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA).
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the lead agency for federal highway safety issues, which includes impaired driving programs.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supports over 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.
Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace is a Department of Labor program provides employers with resources and tools to address the problematic use of alcohol and drugs by employees.