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NCJ Number: 182902 Find in a Library
Title: Drugs and Community Safety: The Strategic Challenge
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office Drugs Prevention Advisory Service (DPAS)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office Drugs Prevention Advisory Service (DPAS)
London, SW1P 2AW, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-84082-083-7
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office Drugs Prevention Advisory Service (DPAS)
Room 314, Horseferry House
Dean Ryle Street
London, SW1P 2AW,
United Kingdom
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A conference held in December 1997 examined the relationship between Drug Action Teams and community safety partnerships among local governments and the police in Great Britain and addressed the available data regarding the impact of Drug Action Teams on community safety.
Abstract: Speakers included the Home Office Under Secretary of State, a Drug Action Team chair and director of local housing and social services, a police official, and others. Speakers reported that Drug Action Teams have the potential to increase community safety, described the approach called Communities That Care in the United States, discussed challenges involved in interagency collaboration to address drug abuse, and presented the perspectives of the police and other agencies. Participants also described examples of current programs. These include the Bury Drug Action Team/community Network Safety, community consent and policing in Camden, the Aberfeldy Project in East London, the Northumbria Community Safety Strategy, and a low-cost drug prevention campaign in Northumbria. 18 references
Main Term(s): Drug abuse in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug prevention programs; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign police; Interagency cooperation; Police crime-prevention; United Kingdom (UK)
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