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Bardwell, Geoff and Strike, Carol and Altenberg, Jason and Barnaby, Lorraine and Kerr, Thomas . (2019) Implementation contexts and the impact of policing on access to supervised consumption services in Toronto, Canada: a qualitative comparative analysis. BioMed Central. Harm Reduction Journal, 16 (30)

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Participants’ perspectives on, and experiences with, policing as they relate to accessing supervised consumption services (SCS) were shaped by the implementation contexts of each SCS site and how neighbourhoods, drug scenes, and differences in policing practices affected service use. Our findings also demonstrate the disconnect between the goals of policing and those of SCS. Until larger structural barriers are addressed (e.g. criminalization), future SCS programming should consider the impact of policing on the SCS implementation context to improve client experience with, and access to, SCS.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:May 2019
Publisher:BioMed Central
Volume:16
Number:30
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Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Physical context or place > Safe spaces for drug users (injecting centre / consumption rooms)
MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Law enforcement agency > Police (Garda)
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
VA Geographic area > Canada

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