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Arizona Drug, Gang & Violent Crime Control, 2000-2003 Strategy

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This report on Arizona's 2000-2003 Strategy for Drug, Gang, and Violent Crime Control focuses on the strategy-development process and coordination, a statement of the problem, priority and program responses, and an evaluation plan for Byrne funded programs.
The 2000-2003 Arizona Drug, Gang, and Violent Crime Control Strategy is an expanded continuation of the State Strategy developed in 1987 and implemented in 1988. Since 1987, a primary goal of Arizona's many drug abuse, gang, and violence control efforts has been to bring all aspects of these efforts into full participation in a coherent, integrated, and improved overall program that is consistent with the National Drug Control Strategy and U.S. Department of Justice guidelines. The compilation of information and continuous input from Federal, State, and local officials throughout the State, as well as from the public, ensures the availability of current comprehensive knowledge of the State's drug problems. The State's campaign against drug abuse, gangs, and related violence encompasses various disciplines, ranging from the training and program coordination of the Arizona Drug and Gang Prevention Resource Center, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and the Governor's Community-based Alliance Against Drugs, to multiagency drug, gang, and violent crime enforcement and regional demand reduction activities. The 2000-2003 Drug, Gang, and Violent Crime Control Strategy will continue to address the following program areas: criminal justice records improvement; reporting convictions of aliens to the Immigration and Naturalization Service; testing for HIV in compliance with the Crime Control Act of 1990; and compliance with the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Pam Lychner Act, and Megan's Law. The Strategy will target the following major problems: the direct smuggling of illicit drugs into Arizona from other countries, continuing drug gang activity and related violence, illicit drug demand and consumption, and marijuana growing and methamphetamine production. This report also discusses resource needs and gaps in service, priorities and program responses, and the evaluation plan for Byrne funded programs.