CityWide Drugs Crisis Campaign National Conference
5 Jun 2010
A Community Drug Problem: Defining the problem - Defending the responses...
FRIDAY OCTOBER 15TH 2010 - St Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
This conference is an opportunity for those working in local community projects and groups to come together with local & regional Drug Task Force community representatives to discuss some of the key issues facing communities responding to the continuing drugs crisis.
Minister Pat Carey will open the conference. The theme is "A Community Drug Problem - defining the problem - defending the responses". The conference is divided into three main sections:
- Engaging "Communities of Interest" locally, regionally & nationally in service provision and policy development.
- Challenges for communities with the Alcohol Strategy roll-out and findings in one area of changing pattern of drug use.
- Community Safety - overview of local, national and international responses.
Our key note speaker is Brian Harvey. Brian has just completed research on the impact of the last budget on the community and voluntary sector. He will address this conference specifically on the impact of government cuts on communities and community drugs services.