Effort to Track Drug Money in Communities Stalled After Initial Discussions

Citizen action program on local drug trafficking

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.