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CICAD: Institutional Strengthening

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CICAD: Institutional Strengthening

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CICAD: Institutional Strengthening

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CICAD: Institutional Strengthening

Objectives

 

Objectives

To contribute to improve policy decisions at the city level on the quality and coverage of drug treatment, rehabilitation and harm reduction* for diverse populations in the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean to ensure that the care provided to them is appropriate.

Specific Objectives

  • To help improve the policy-making capacity of partner cities to support the provision of drug treatment by creating a learning partnership among programs in different cities.
  • To facilitate the development of public policies in drug demand matters, including the incorporation of treatment and rehabilitation programs into the local health care systems.
  • To build an exchange network of twinned cities in Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Union that will mutually reinforce the knowledge, skills and experience they need to better serve their populations of problematic drug users, attaching particular attention to social exclusion problems, the social and health consequences of drug use, and the safeguarding of human rights.
  • To sensitize family court prosecutors and judges to drug treatment and rehabilitation as an alternative to incarceration for petty drug offenders.
EU-LAC Drug Treatment City Partnerships is an initiative funded by the European Commission, and coordinated by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Secretary for Multidimensional Security of the Organization of the American States (OAS). The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the position of the EU or the OAS.

updated on 8/19/2014 3:18:25 PM