OJP is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats and builds trust between law enforcement
and the community.
The Drug Data Research Center to Combat the Opioid Crisis (DDRC) will support an accredited institution of higher learning to expand an existing statewide drug data repository into a regional drug data research center ("regional data center") that will promote the collection, analysis, research, and dissemination of information to help combat the surge in fatal and nonfatal overdoses from opioids, stimulants, and other substances.
This regional data center will serve as both a model and technical advisor to translate this model to other regions in the United States.
Core data required, but not limited to, from each participating state to expand to a regional data center will be:
overdose deaths, prescription drug monitoring program data, drug-related emergency medical services (EMS) encounters, drug-related emergency department visits, and drug arrests.