In July 2017, Gov. Eric Greitens announced a series of steps in an effort to address the opioid crisis, including an executive order creating a statewide prescription drug monitoring program to monitor prescribers and dispensers to find and eliminate bad actors in the system. The state has also received the Missouri Opioid-Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education (MO-HOPE) federal grant to reduce opioid overdose-related deaths. The state is partnering with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA) and the Missouri Institute for Mental Health (MIMH) to provide training, tools, and naloxone to emergency responders for overdose prevention.
Funding to support the Missouri Crime Victimization Survey was provided by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, Report No. SRC-1611. The Missouri State Highway Patrol partnered with MU and the University of Wyoming to develop and conduct the survey, as well as analyze the data collected.
The findings and conclusions in the report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Missouri State Highway Patrol or the U.S. Department of Justice.
The survey results are available at http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/SAC/completed_project_960grid.html.