Center for Drug Policy and Prevention: Federal Funding Supports 'New and Innovative Ways' to Solve Nation's Drug Crisis
October 20, 2020
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
Speaking on WBFF-TV Fox 45, Roger Hartley, dean of the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, and Tom Carr, executive director of the college's Center for Drug Policy and Prevention, discuss the center's work in bringing the nation's drug problems under control.
"The issue of drug abuse and drug overdose fits squarely" in the college's mission of engagement in today's major public-policy matters, Hartley said. He pointed to work in the area of academic programming as an example of the center's place at UB.
"The center has given us tons of work in this incredibly important area of policy," he said.
Carr said the center is closely involved in the work of a major drug task force that operates in the Baltimore-D.C. region, and is actively working on measures to improve both drug treatment and prevention. He noted that it is funding new and innovative ways for agencies and organizations to resolve drug problems in local communities.
"We are, this year, focusing on really innovative projects ... on opioid and other drugs that cause overdose," Carr said. "It's cutting-edge stuff. It's on-the-ground research and looking to make a difference in saving people's lives."
Watch the Fox 45 interview with Hartley and Carr.