MAXIMUS, a worldwide provider of government services, recently announced its support for the Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause exhibit at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore. The exhibit was organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum and Educational Foundation, as well as the U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, U.S. National Guard, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Partnership.
The exhibit has traveled to nine U.S. cities and has been viewed by more than 22 million students, teachers, and parents since 2002. It aims to show how drug abuse affects individuals and society through an interactive exploration.
MAXIMUS has been a consistent supporter of the DEA Education Foundation’s mission. Thomas Romeo, President of MAXIMUS Federal Services, called the Target America exhibit “powerful” in the effort to combat the issue of drug abuse and addiction in the United States.
The exhibit offers a great deal of information about how drug addiction works from various angles. It demonstrates the science of addiction as well as its effects on individuals as well as society as a whole. The exhibit offers an example of a drug investigation, which allows people to learn about treatment and the steps law enforcement is taking to prevent abuse and drug-related violence. Target America will also begin exploring drug abuse and enforcement in the Baltimore area as well as drug-related science research at Maryland universities.
View the following video on the exhibition from Target America: