Substance/drug use disorders are multifactorial and biopsychosocial health disorders, associated with additional health problems, socio-economic inequalities, violence, criminal behaviour and social exclusion. In addition to the public health and developmental dimension of substance/drug use disorders, people with substance/drug use disorders are often in contact with the criminal justice system.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) provided funding to Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Dr. Scot Wortley from the University of Toronto to research youth interactions with the criminal justice system, including the nature and outcomes of those interactions.
This seminar took place on Wednesday 29th September and focuses on youth justice.
It was the first in a series of seminars hosted by The University of Sydney after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Youth Justice NSW in July 2021.
This webinar will focus on the interconnecting policy and practice that shapes the experiences of people with drug and alcohol problems within the criminal justice system. It will be chaired by Mike Trace, Chief Executive of Forward Trust and Collective Voice Trustee.
The journal Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy has published a special edition focussing on Drug experienced young people in contact with the Criminal Justice System.
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 13:10 – 15:00 CET - Combined events on the UNODC-WHO Programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care with two thematic areas: