We are holding a virtual consultation to hear the views of voluntary sector organisations working in the criminal justice system on substance misuse in particular, to inform a response to the second phase of Dame Carol Black’s independent review on substance misuse.
The review will consider how treatment services can enable people with a substance dependency to achieve and sustain their recovery – spanning a wide range of services they may interact with across mental health, housing, employment and the criminal justice system.
A call for evidence has been opened, with the terms of reference available here. Clinks will be responding to the call for evidence, through the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition.
We will be focusing on these questions:
- ‘What are the best models for commissioning and providing drug treatment and recovery services in the community and in prisons, and for securing effective accountability for those services across different organisations at national and local level?’
- ‘What needs to be done to improve the interface between the treatment and criminal justice system focusing on: pathways from conditional cautions, prison treatment, diversion from charge or custody, community sentences, and on ‘through the gate’ services on release)?’
If you would like to feedback to us about your views on the above questions, please register for this event. Please only register if you are a voluntary sector organisation delivering substance misuse services to people in contact with the criminal justice system.
If you have any questions about the content of the consultation, please email our Health and Justice Policy and Development Officer, Zahra Wynne, at email@example.com
If you need support with bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org