Resources for State Coordinators

International Standards of the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (Revised in 2012) [PDF]

Using TSRPs

A Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) is generally a current or former prosecutor who provides training, education and technical support to traffic crimes prosecutors and law enforcement agencies throughout their state. Traffic crimes and safety issues include but are not limited to: alcohol and/or drug impaired driving, vehicular homicide, occupant restraint and other highway safety issues Each TSRP must assess the needs and demands unique to his or her own state and work in conjunction with many agencies to meet these needs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), law enforcement agencies, crime laboratories (including forensic toxicologists), medical examiners, local media, governor's highway traffic safety offices (GHTSO), and victim advocate groups should all be utilized to facilitate services to all prosecutors and law enforcement. Click here for a list of Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (TSRP)supplied by the National Traffic Law Center (NTLC).

DEC States with DRE Websites:

Colorado
California
Indiana
Iowa
Maine
Maryland
Minnesota
New Jersey
Oregon
Pennsylvania

Other Suggested Websites:

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

CASA Library and Information Center
The library offers a well focused resource of information related toillegal drugs, tobacco, alcohol, drug policy, and treatment and prevention efficacy.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
CSAP's prevention programs involve developing and assessing new and emerging prevention methodologies and approaches.

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
The mission of this research center is to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on the extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland and nationally.

Citizens Against Drug Impaired Drivers (CANDID)
CANDID is committed to reducing the number of injuries and fatalities dueto drug impaired drivers by increasing the awareness of the risks involved when driving under the influence of illicit, prescription or over-the-counter drugs.

DEA State Fact Sheets
This site provides information on the drug situation in each State.

Department of Education Safe & Drug Free Schools Program
This program is the Federal government's primary vehicle for reducingdrug, alcohol, and tobacco use, and violence through education andprevention activities in the nation's schools.

Department of Justice (DOJ)
DOJ provides Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime.

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
This site provides information on DAWN, a national public health surveillance system that monitors trends in drug-related emergency department visits and deaths.

Drugs and Crime Facts
This site summarizes U.S.statistics about drug-related crimes, law enforcement, courts, and corrections from Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Monitoring the Future (MTF)
This is an ongoing studyof behavior (including drug/alcohol use), attitudes, and values of American secondary students and young adults.

National HIDTA Assistance Center (NHAC)
NHAC provides training, financial processing, and multimedia productionsfor all High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA).

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) NHTSA is the leadagency for federal highway safety issues, which includes impaired driving programs.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.

National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Drug Prevention & SchoolSafety Program Coordinators
The National Center offers professional development activities and resources for drug-prevention and school safety Coordinators.

State and Local Government on the Net
This frequently updated directory contains State, city, and county Websites as well as relevant Web sites for each locality.

U.S. House of Representatives
This site provides hearing schedules, a searchable index of U.S. Code, andcontact information for House members.

U.S. Senate
This site provides hearing schedules, Senate floor activities, and senate history.

Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace This Department of Labor program provides employers with resources and tools to address the problematic use of alcohol and drugs by employees.

  1. "An Evaluation of Pupil Size Standards Used By Police Officers for Detecting Drug Impairment", by Richman, et al
  2. "Drugs and Human Performance Fact Sheets", NHTSA
  3. "Nystagmus Testing in Intoxicated Individuals", Citek, Ball and Rutledge