Regional Drug Task Force Community Reps
Community Reps Network
Citywide facilitates the Taskforce Community Representatives Network by bringing people together to support each other, exchange information and to identify key policy issues and develop responses. The network meets a number of times each year to discuss issues specific to the role of community reps.
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What are the Regional Drug Task Forces about?
The role of the RDFT's is to research, develop, implement and monitor a co-ordinated response to illicit drug use at regional level, based on best evidence of what is effective. RDTF's bring together organisations in the statutory and voluntary sectors to work with local community and public representatives in developing local, targeted responses to illicit drug use.
You can get a copy of the DrugTask Force Handbook in PDF format by clicking here.
Where are the RDTF'S?
One of the key recommendations of the National Drug Strategy 2001-2008, was the establishment of the Regional Drug Task Forces throughout the Country.
Listed below are the contact details for the 10 RDTF's including their catchment areas:
Midlands (Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath)
c/o Health Service Executive
Block 4, Central Business Park,
Clonminch, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Tel: 057 935 7928
Fax: 057 935 7823
North Eastern (East Cavan, Louth, Meath and Monaghan)
North Eastern Regional Drugs Task Force
1 Castle Street, Kells, Co. Meath
Tel: 046 9248630
South Eastern: (Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary South, Waterford and Wexford)
Address: Substance Misuse Service, St. Otterana's Hospital, John's Hill, Waterford
Phone: 051 841 144