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Donovan, Anne Marie (2009) Launch of Dublin 12 Local Drugs Task Force Strategic Plan. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 29, Spring 2009, p. 7.

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The launch was followed by workshops on a number of themes, including the availability of treatment, rehabilitation, education and prevention initiatives, and families dealing with drug issues. The plan is the product of extensive consultation with stakeholders in the catchment areas of Crumlin, Drimnagh, Kimmage and Walkinstown. Specific aims and objectives in the new strategy include:

  • Treatment - continue to develop the Cross Task Force harm reduction/needle exchange service and increase collaboration between drug treatment and alcohol services. 
  • Rehabilitation - lobby for a rehabilitation/integration service (RIS) and increased rehabilitation options, and develop forums and networks such as the D12 Service Users Forum.
  • Education - consolidate and develop interventions aimed at young people at risk, develop links with schools and provide accredited addiction studies courses locally.
  • Supply control - work towards implementing initiatives such as the Joint Policing Committees and the Dial to Stop Drug Dealing campaign, and develop the Community Safety Partnership with the gardaí and other community stakeholders.
  • Research - strengthen data, collection systems, commission local research to inform service planning, and participate in national-level studies.
  • Family support - re-establish family support groups and support the development of child care facilities for drug-using families.
  • Alcohol - develop a plan to address alcohol misuse, identify local alcohol services and form stronger relationships with them. 
 1. Dublin 12 Local Drugs Task Force (2009) Strengthening our collective responses: strategic plan 2009-2013. Dublin: Dublin 12 LDTF. Available online from the National Documentation Centre library at www.hrb.ie/ndc

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