Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, Hilton Hotel
Date: December 11, 2006 - 12:00am to December 12, 2006 - 12:00am
The Special Populations Office, Office of the Director (OD), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), together with the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), hosted the Substance Abuse, Criminal Justice, and HIV in African Americans: Research Development Workshop, held December 11–12, 2006, in Silver Spring, Maryland. The workshop addressed the unique concerns that arise in conducting research in criminal justice populations and systems, and offered guidance on submitting grant applications. About 300 participants included scholars from underrepresented racial/minority populations and others involved in research or services focused on substance abuse, criminal justice, and/or HIV. The workshop was part of a NIDA initiative to address the disproportionate occurrence of criminal justice involvement and HIV/AIDS among African Americans as a consequence of substance abuse.