Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group reports

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The Drugs, Alcohol & Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group provides an opportunity for professionals to meet and discuss issues surrounding drugs, alcohol and criminal justice with Parliamentarians. 

The group regularly meets with Government and frontbench representatives from all political parties and campaigns on numerous issues across the sector. Co-Chaired by Mary Glindon MP and Lord Ramsbotham, its programme is coordinated by Solidarity Consulting.

DDN regularly covers meetings of the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group. Below are links to some recent reports.

2020 Reports

The APG has continued to meet in 2020 with sessions taking place over zoom since the COVID-19 pandemic.

DDN magazine report on the APG
January 2020: The ‘substantial upward trend’ in drug-related deaths was explored at the latest meeting of the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group

 

 

 

 

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Report from May DDN magazine on the APG
May 2020: The APG met on zoom for the first time, where the discussion was around how services were coping with the pandemic.

 

 

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report from DDN magazine on the APG
July 2020: Prisoners need more support on release

 

 

 

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Older reports

DDN Magazine Border intelligence article
Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group met to discuss what England could learn from drug and alcohol strategies in Scotland and Wales.

 

 

 

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The launch of the ‘Decency, safety, security’ strategy was met with mixed reactions.

 

 

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Report from Feb APG
Police are piloting a health-based approach to drug possession.

 

 

 

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APG report April
We are failing to reach women, connect with them and provide a safe environment in treatment.

 

 

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Good commissioning goes beyond purchasing.

 

 

 

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