Office Descriptions

Below are brief descriptions of the components, or offices, at ONDCP. The enclosed information is not intended to serve as an exhaustive description for each office.

Office of the Director

Supports the Director in the management of the agency and the development and coordination of drug control policy.    

Office of Intergovernmental Public Liasion

Works closely with national, state, local, and tribal leaders and criminal justice organizations to provide strategic outreach as ONDCP establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation’s drug control program.

Office of Legal Counsel

Provides legal advice on all aspects of agency business and policy development.

Office of Research and Data Analysis

Provides the Director and senior ONDCP staff with analyses of data and recent research pertaining to drug control policy.  They also oversee the agency’s Policy Research program, conducting research projects, via contractors, to inform policy formulation and assessment.

Office of Legislative Affairs

Works to advance the Administration’s drug policy with the Congress through outreach to Members of Congress, involvement in Congressional hearings, and the development of legislative strategies for bills and issues.

Office of Management and Administration

Provides financial management, human resources, administrative support and travel services, as well as security and information technology resources for the agency.

Office of Public Affairs

Develops and implements comprehensive message development and communications strategy to advance the Administration’s drug control policy and program priorities with the media and the public.  The office engages with traditional print and broadcast journalists, as well as with stakeholders via social media.

Office of Performance and Budget

Coordinates policy and budget development, research, and evaluation for the Federal drug control program.

Office of Demand Reduction

Coordinates prevention, treatment, and recovery policy for Federal agencies.

Office of State, Local, and Tribal Affairs

Coordinates criminal and juvenile justice drug policy and works with Federal agencies to improve approaches to effectively address substance-abusing offenders, drug crimes and recidivism, as well as supporting state, local, and tribal efforts.  This office also manages ONDCP’s programmatic efforts to prevent and reduce drug use and disrupt domestic drug trafficking through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, the National Youth Anti-drug Media Campaign, and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program.

  • Drug-Free Communities Support Program - This program focuses on community-based prevention, including maintaining contact with prevention organizations and administering the Drug-Free Communities program, which provides matching grants to community anti-drug coalitions.
  • National Youth Anti-drug Media Campaign - This program manages an integrated, social marketing campaign, including advertising and public relations strategies, to reduce drug use among America’s youth.
  • High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program – This program provides grants to multi-jurisdictional counter-drug task forces involving Federal, state, and local law enforcement entities.

Office of Supply Reduction

Coordinates international efforts to disrupt the market for illegal drugs with strategic actions and relations with other countries.