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    Rutland has adapted the Drug Market Intervention to address the city's serious heroin market.


Project Vision in Rutland, with the help of David Kennedy and National Network staff, has adapted the Drug Market Intervention to address the city's emerging and damaging heroin market.

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Case Study: Using DMI to Combat Covert Opioid Markets

March 2018  |  Police Chief Magazine  

Today’s opioid markets are different from the open-air drug markets that were subject to special attention in past DMI implementations; they are, in particular, covert rather than overt. People are not, for the most part, standing out on street corners selling opioids or operating flagrant drug houses. The role that was played by geographic location in overt markets is instead played by social networks of dealers and addicts. But, within those networks, potentially similar elements operate: supply, demand, and the need for the successful functioning of markets. In principle, as long as the structure of an opioid market can be analyzed and its key dynamics identified, the logic of market disruption might be applicable. In considering a “covert market” DMI, the two most pressing practical questions seem to be: (1) Is it possible to identify the shape of the market and, especially, the key dealers in it? and (2) Is the number of key dealers manageably small, and can we imagine a practical and potentially meaningful intervention?

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Rutland is safe, getting safer

January 2016  |  Rutland Herald   

Commander Scott Tucker, who plays an integral role in Project Vision wrote a piece outlining the early success that the initiative has created. 

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