Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force Community Representatives
Local Drugs Task Forces were set up in 1997 to develop a more effective response to the drug crisis that was devastating many communities. Taskforces comprise a partnership between the statutory, voluntary and community sectors. Taskforces develop and implement a local drugs strategy for their areas by co-ordinating all relevant programmes and working to address gaps in services. In 2013, alcohol was included in the remit of the Drugs Task Forces
The Community Representative 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.
Who are the Representatives?
There are six community representatives on each LDATF. Community Reps are nominated in a number of ways but the following criteria should be considered:
- That there is an appropriate geographical spread of representation for the area;
- Groups with a strong track record in community development should nominate
- Community Reps should have or develop the relevant knowledge and experience of the drugs issue necessary to play a full and productive role on the Taskforce;
- People should have the active support of the communities they represent
More information about the LDATF Community Rep here
Locations of LDATFs
Twelve LDATF's operate in the Dublin area, one in Bray and one in Cork city:
4 Drumfinn Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.
Phone: Gary Roche | Project Officer | 087 148 6080
37a Coolmine Industrial Estate, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Block B, Civic Centre, Main Street Bray
Phone: 01-2803335 / 086-605 7147
A1 Weatherwell Business Park, Clondalkin Dublin 22.
Phone: 01 4579445
Bridge House, Cherry Orchard Hospital, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
Phone: 07669 55657/ 01-4558940
Dublin North East
Dublin South Inner City
Address: Bridge House, Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10.
Phone: 01 6206438
Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown
Address: C/O Southside Partnership, Main st., Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Phone: 01-7060125 / 087-6494922
Finglas / Cabra
North Inner City
22 Lower Buckingham St., D1.
Phone: 01 8366592
c/o South Dublin County Partnership Block 3, County Hall Belgard Square North Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Phone: 01 464 9303