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Quality Matters. (2019) Lives without fear – what works? Conference report and recommendations. In: Lives without fear – what works, 18 June 2018, Croke Park, Dublin.

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This report is a summary of the proceedings of the conference ‘Lives Without Fear – What Works’, which took place on the 18th June 2018 in Croke Park. The Conference was chaired by Assistant Commissioner Barry O’Brien, who among other senior ranking Garda roles, served as the Detective Superintendent for the Garda National Drugs Unit for ten years. One hundred delegates attended the conference, including local residents, representatives of local community groups, national and local NGOs and representatives of Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces from other parts of Dublin.

There was a high level of positive engagement from the delegates with the majority feeling free to offer their opinions (97%), feeling that the conference had been a good use of their time (97%), that the action points emerging from their own group and from the conference in general were strong and practical (92% and 86% respectively). The majority indicated a willingness to stay involved in taking action on Dug Related Intimidation (DRI) (95%). (See Appendix II for summary of the results of the evaluation).

Item Type
Conference or Workshop Item
Publication Type
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Crime prevention
Page Range
29 p.
Corporate Creators
Quality Matters
Event Title
Lives without fear – what works
Event Location
Croke Park, Dublin
Event Dates
18 June 2018

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