Homeland Security and Public Safety Division Archive

  • Emergency Preparedness

    Governors are responsible for coordinating state and local resources to effectively prepare for and respond to major emergencies including accidents, terrorist incidents and natural disasters. The NGA Center provides ...

  • Opioid and Illicit Drug Use

    Governors have long been at the forefront of efforts to prevent and treat opioid use disorder (OUD), working with health care providers, law enforcement and other stakeholders to mount a comprehensive response to the opioid ...

  • Homeland Security

    Governors play a critical role in homeland security. State and local law enforcement and health personnel provide the first line of defense in protecting critical infrastructure and public health and safety. When an incident ...

  • Juvenile Justice

    Governors and state leaders are committed to improving outcomes for youth, and states have adopted comprehensive juvenile justice reforms to improve outcomes for youth involved in the justice system. The focus of these ...

  • Traffic Fatality and Injury Prevention

    Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the United States. In 2017, there were 42,159 unintentional pedestrian, motor vehicle, motorcyclist and cyclist fatalities in the United States. In 2016, 10,497 people ...