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2017 WV Center for Children’s Justice
Handle with Care Conference

September 27-29, 2017 | Charleston Civic Center

Drug Endangered Children Resources

 

National Drug Endangered Children Alliance (National DEC): National DEC exists to help you make a difference in the lives of children who are in danger because their parents or caregivers are manufacturing, dealing or using drugs. They work to create and sustain multi-disciplinary DEC alliances around the country.

Drug Endangered Children Training and Advocacy Center: They are committed to providing the best evidence based training, technical assistance, and resources available to multi-disciplinary professionals, emphasis on first responders, whose job it is to identify and rescue children from dangerous drug environments by providing children with the services, resources and medical care they need to ensure their well-being.

Department of Justice (DOJ): The mission of the Department of Justice is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Drug Endangered Children Task Force: The U.S. Department of Justice established the Federal Interagency Task Force on Drug Endangered Children (DEC) in response to the Administration’s 2010 National Drug Control Strategy. The DEC Task Force is committed to identifying ways to better serve and protect drug endangered children by building partnerships on the federal, state, tribal, and local levels. The task force is chaired by Deputy Attorney General James Cole. The Office of National Drug Control Policy and the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, Homeland Security, Transportation, and Interior are active participants.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA): The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. In order to achieve this mission, SAMHSA has identified 8 Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency's work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities.