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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 86 - Courts service [34585/07]. (13 Dec 2007)

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86. Deputy Joe McHugh asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform his proposals to expand and develop the drugs court. [34585/07]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy Brian Lenihan): The Drug Treatment Court, which originally operated on a pilot basis in the North inner city of Dublin, has been placed on a permanent footing and extended to the Dublin 7 area. The Court uses a multi-disciplinary approach and involves a range of Government Departments and agencies charged with dealing with various aspects of the problem of drug misuse. The Court operates with the assistance of a team which includes the judge, a probation and welfare officer, an addiction nurse, a Garda liaison officer and education/training representative and counsellors. There are plans to extend the Court to the rest of the Dublin Metropolitan District (of the District Court) on a phased basis and discussions with other agencies, including the HSE, are ongoing in this regard. Vol. 644 No. 2 Written Answers Thursday, 13 December 2007

Item Type
Dail Debates
Publication Type
Irish-related
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
Crime prevention
Date
13 December 2007
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