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    The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a component of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, was established in 1988 by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act. ONDCP's stated goal is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives are to eradicate illicit drug use, manufacturing, trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related HEALTH consequences in the U.S.

    Are there any problems with ONDCP's goals or objectives? Why?

    Are there any forces that you think will ultimately hinder the ONDCP's ability to achieve its stated goals and objectives? Why?

    The textbook Criminal Justice Policy and Planning lists four tasks that are important for increasing the chances of PROGRAM/policy success, which include:

    Communication
    Building internal capacities for leading and learning
    Studying
    Increasing the fit
    Among the four tasks, which do you consider the strongest ingredient for success? Provide a rationale for your explanation. Also, are there any other factors that will improve the success of the PROGRAM or policy?
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    The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a component of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, was established in 1988 by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act. ONDCP's stated goal is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives are to eradicate illicit drug use, manufacturing, trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related HEALTH consequences in the U.S.

    Are there any problems with ONDCP's goals or objectives? Why?

    The problems with ONDCP's policy is that it doesn't address the fact that adults will continue to engage in drug use as they have done since the ...

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