Drug and alcohol treatment is vital in helping to divert people from committing crime and is a vital component of the resettlement and rehabilitation of offenders. Treatment providers work in many criminal justice settings such as police custody suites, courts and prisons to deliver these services, as well as in the community.
It is essential that the prison environment, probation services and community rehabilitation companies (CRCs) are all stabilised to enable the potential of treatment and other factors underpinning recovery and resettlement to be maximised.
Read our submission The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has issued a call for evidence around drug use in ethnic minority groups.
National Audit Office report highlights need to build upon the Drug Strategy and develop a long term, funded plan for full delivery.
Read the report “The government will only achieve value for money if it builds on the initial momentum of the new strategy and develops a