Office of National Drug Control Policy

Council Member: Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of the National Drug Control Policy

Webpage: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp

Council Designee: Meredith DeFraites, Criminal Justice Policy Advisor, Office of State, Local, and Tribal Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Meredith DeFraites is a Criminal Justice Policy Advisor in the Office of State, Local, and Tribal Affairs within the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). ONDCP is responsible for coordinating all aspects of Federal drug control policy and for ensuring a balanced, comprehensive, and effective strategy to address the complex public health and safety challenges associated with substance abuse. Ms. DeFraites has been with ONDCP since 2007, and has previously served as a Policy Analyst in the Office of Performance and Budget, a Policy Advisor in the Office of the Director, and Staff Director in the Office of Demand Reduction.

Ms. DeFraites received her JD at Ave Maria School of Law and her BA from Louisiana State University, with a double major in Religious Studies and English Literature.

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