skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 182558 Find in a Library
Title: Our Developing Prevention Agenda
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office, Drugs Prevention Advisory Service (DPAS)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Drugs Prevention Advisory Service (DPAS)
London SW1P 2AW, England
Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
Sale Source: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
PO Box 29
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
United Kingdom
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This booklet summarizes the work of Great Britain's Drugs Prevention Advisory Service (DPAS) to date (February 2000), particularly its developing prevention agenda.
Abstract: DPAS was established in April 1999 with a mandate to promote effective drug prevention and to support Drug Action Teams (DATs) in their role of delivering the aims of the Government's national antidrug strategy. Since details regarding how DPAS will deliver its full mandate are still being developed, this booklet only addresses current DPAS operations, which involve drug prevention. Thus far the DPAS has focused on helping youth resist drug use and protect communities from drug-related antisocial and criminal behavior. The DPAS serves the DATs by providing evidence regarding effective drug preventions strategies and ensuring that DAT prevention programs are as effective as possible. DPAS conducted an assessment of the drug prevention activity of every DAT in England, so as to identify good practice, reveal gaps in current programs and services, and identify areas for future development. As a result of the assessment, the following priority areas were identified for action: criminal justice interventions, vulnerable groups, community involvement, drug education, DAT organization, and equal opportunities. The latter priority aims to ensure that people from all backgrounds have access to appropriate programs and services. Information on contact persons is provided
Main Term(s): Drug Policy
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Drug abuse education; Drug abuse in foreign countries; Drug prevention programs
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.