Claiming nearly 120 American lives daily, opioid overdose is a true public health crisis. An opioid overdose typically takes 45 to 90 minutes to turn fatal, creating a critical window of opportunity for lifesaving intervention. Across the United States, law enforcement agencies are increasingly training their officers to carry naloxone in an effort to stem the tide of overdose fatalities.
Depending on the state's laws, underage drinking offenses may be referred to a number of courts including juvenile court, traffic court, criminal court, or family court, depending on the offense. Over time many states have adopted changes in state law enabling law enforcement to charge minors based officer observations, and theories of constructive possession. As these underage drinking cases are brought forward the courts are also asked to accept the results of fuel cell developed evidence of the offense.
Historically, many community supervision agencies have had few meaningful intermediate sanctions for when offenders are found in violation; agencies have had the unenviable task of trying to improve offender accountability with few tools to increase compliance. In an effort to enhance offender accountability, many localities over the last decade have tested programs to improve the speed and certainty of intermediate sanctions.
The Smart Policing Initiative will present a webinar titled "Peer-to-Peer Roundtable: Sustainability" on October 15, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Michael White, SPI Subject Matter Expert and Arizona State University professor, and will include presentations from the Lowell, MA; Pullman, WA; and Indio, CA SPI sites.