The completion of this project would not have been possible without the inspiration and assistance of many people and multiple agencies. The PREV-STAT™ service of the IPRC was launched from the vision of our past Executive Director, Mr. William J. Bailey, MPH, CPP, whose determination to keep the Indiana Prevention Resource Center at the cutting edge of technology led to its initiation. This current project would never have been completed without the support, information sharing, and staff assistance given by the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the Indiana State Excise Police Tobacco Retailer Inspection Program (TRIP), and the Indiana State Police Forensics Laboratory for methamphetamine data. It would never have been completed without the invaluable and incredible work of the staff of the Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) and TRIP, especially our student interns and hourly employees.
Special thanks to Mr. James Wolf, Operations Director of the Tobacco Retailer Inspection Program (TRIP), for consultation, data sharing, and staff assistance. We also thank Ms. Penny Davis, Superintendent of the Indiana State Excise Police Alcohol Tobacco Commission. Thanks to JoBeth McCarthy-Jean and her successor as Coordinator of TRIP, Desiree Goetze, for helping coordinate exchanges of information, for advise and for arranging a meeting with James Wolf. Thanks to JoBeth and Desiree also for permitting their TRIP staff to contribute to this project. TRIP staff included student interns and hourly employees, Christina Jagielski , Jennifer Kelley, and Murali Krishna Tangirala. Special thanks as well to Officer Dave Phelps of the Indiana State Police Forensics Laboratory for sharing data on methamphetamine laboratory seizures. In addition, I thank Mr. William J. Bailey, past Executive Director of the Indiana Prevention Resource Center. While GIS software was still in its infancy, he produced a set of county profiles with demographic and local statistics for Indiana prevention professionals and practitioners in Indiana. A most heartfelt thank you to all the Indiana Prevention Resource