At the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), all of the grant-making components are in some way involved in weakening the link between substance use and crime. They are involved in many collaborative efforts to address this problem, as it affects areas ranging from housing and work life to families and health. Learn more about OJP efforts and resources related to this topic below.
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Programs & Initiatives
Following are examples of programs and initiatives from OJP and the OJP program offices related to this topic:
- Adult Drug Court Grant Program
- Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program
- Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program
- Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program
Training & Technical Assistance
Visit the following sites to learn about training and technical assistance services from and supported by OJP program offices:
Frequently Asked Questions
Statistics on heroin use by juveniles in the United States are available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System website and the Monitoring the Future website. For data on heroin use, see the Self-report Behaviors section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Statistical Briefing Book.
Statistics on cocaine use by juveniles are available on the following sites: