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Technical Report on Alternatives to Incarceration for Drug‐related offenses

 

Estudio Diagnostico Guadalupe, Mexico

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Technical Report on Alternatives to Incarceration for Drug‐related offenses

The Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the 2010 Hemispheric Drug Strategy and the 2011‐2015 Plan of Action, agreeing to explore the means of offering treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery support services to drug‐dependent offenders as an alternative to imprisonment, and in some cases, criminal prosecution.

In this same vein, the report entitled “The Drug Problem in the Americas,” was prepared by the OAS in response to the mandate of the Heads of State meeting at the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, in April 2012. This report identified several drug‐related challenges that call for public policy responses from the Member States. Among the challenges highlighted in this report were the growing prison population incarcerated for drug‐related offenses and consequent conditions of overcrowding, the lack of access to treatment, difficulties in accessing social services for dependent drug users, as well as the vulnerability and risks to which particular groups of society, such as young people, women, and the economically disadvantaged, are exposed.


updated on 5/29/2015 11:05:42 AM