NCPC Applauds New ONDCP National Drug Control Strategy

May 11, 2010

ARLINGTON, Va., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), home of McGruff the Crime Dog, applauds the new national drug control strategy by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for its focus on prevention and increased collaboration with law enforcement and public safety organizations.

“The protection and safety of our nation’s children and youth are high priorities for our organization,” said Ann M. Harkins, NCPC President and CEO. “We applaud the emphasis on prevention in this new strategy because we know that effective drug and crime prevention programs excel because of partnerships with law enforcement, government agencies, schools, faith communities, and businesses help to nurture communal responsibility and support our young people in resisting the lure of drugs and criminal activity.”

NCPC also noted the connection between crime and drugs is well-documented by several major studies. However, there is every reason to believe that early education and prevention strategies can keep youth on a drug and crime-free path.

About the National Crime Prevention Council

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is the nonprofit leader in crime prevention. For 29 years, our safety expert McGruff the Crime Dog has delivered easy-to-use crime prevention tips that protect what matters most — you, your family, and your community. Law enforcement agencies nationwide rely on our expertise to make an impact on personal safety and crime every day. For more information on how NCPC can help you “Take a Bite Out of Crime”, visit www.ncpc.org.

SOURCE National Crime Prevention Council

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