alternatives to incarceration
Substance use disorders are reoccurring chronic, often relapsing disease that affect the brain and should be treated within the public health arena similar to other diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. This understanding, however, does not easily find its way into public or social policy.
Alternatives to Imprisonment: A Key Strategy in Adressing Excessive Use of Imprisonment and Prison Crowding.
On the 18th of May, as part of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, UNODC will be hosting a side event addressing Alternatives to Imprisonment
Policies that allow for alternatives to incarceration are a way to link individuals with substance use disorders to supportive treatment and social services. This proven approach increases the number of people in long term recovery and keeps families together, while reducing crime and recidivism. Check out the video and share with policy makers and on social media to raise awareness on alternatives to incarceration.