The Center for Drug Policy and Prevention aims to:
- improve efforts to combat drug trafficking and drug abuse
- develop innovative approaches to reduce violent crime
- conduct research on drug and money laundering organizations and gangs
- provide strategic, operational and tactical criminal intelligence to our clients
- enhance the college’s academic environment through educational and research opportunities
- develop new and expand upon existing collaborative relationships with other departments and colleges within the University
- seek additional grants and other external funding to support its goals.
As part of the College of Public Affairs, the CDPP brings both paid and unpaid undergraduate and graduate internships to the college’s students. Internships with the center frequently result in full-time employment, with the CDPP or one of its participating agencies.