Planning & Projects
- Strategic Plans
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
Prescription drugs are now the 2nd most commonly abused illicit substance, behind only marijuana. Misuse, abuse, and illegal sale of prescription drugs are a threat to patient and public safety in Montana. The Montana Board of Crime Control and the Montana Board of Pharmacy convened a stakeholder group to study the issue in our state. Additionally, in 2009 Attorney General Bullock formed a task force to develop a strategy to combat prescription drug abuse. A significant outcome of the work conducted was passage of HB 83 during the 2011 Legislative Session, creating a prescription drug registry.
Detention Data Information System (DDIS)
Montana’s jails, detention facilities and prisons continue to operate at or beyond capacity. Local law enforcement and other criminal justice system stakeholders have asked the Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC) to facilitate the state’s strategic response to overcrowding. After detailed consideration of the issue, MBCC decided to develop a repository to collect data from the state’s jails. This data is critical to gaining insight and hopefully an understanding of the jail overcrowding problem. We can use this data to analyze what is causing the overcrowding of jails. In essence, we will be able to know, in a broad sense, who is being housed in county and local jails and why. This data will be used to inform policy makers and help them decide how to deal with the issue.
The purpose of MBCC’s crime prevention program is to proactively contribute to public safety and crime prevention efforts, initiatives, and training throughout Montana. MBCC’s crime prevention programming keeps Montana communities safe by providing a plethora of crime prevention-related services and resources. Effective crime prevention plays a critical role in improving public safety and quality of life in Montana.
Tribal Lands Crime Data Collection
The MBCC’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) received grant funding through the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to collect tribal land crime data. In the spring of 2005, the MBCC began the project to collect crime statistics on tribal lands within District 5 of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).