Effort to Track Drug Money in Communities Stalled After Initial Discussions

Citizen action program on local drug trafficking

    • March 1, 1997

The Institute of Justice for All (Philadelphia, Pa.) proposed to create and train a network of community leaders in 10 states to advocate for investigation into the financial transactions vital to local drug trafficking.

Key Results

  • About 200 people were contacted by telephone and 100 face-to-face meetings were held in 15 communities in California, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, New Jersey, Michigan and Texas.

  • A selection and screening process for training program participants was completed and used on an individual and collective basis.

  • However, no formal training was delivered during the time of this grant and implementation of the project stalled because further funds could not be raised.