Social Work and Policing Conference


In this conference project partners in Austria, Belgium and Portugal will, first, present the curriculum for the SWaPOL training, and second, open the discussion about opportunities for similar cross-disciplinary vocational training between police and social work in Europe in the future.

New Zealand Government to Grant Police the Power to Conduct Roadside Drug Testing

Taking drugs influences your ability to drive safely putting yourself and those around you at risk. In a bid to prevent harm caused by drug driving, the New Zealand Government have introduced police random roadside drug testing. Drivers who are tested positive for drugs will be fined and suspended from driving. Ross Bell, NZ Drug Foundation Executive Director says: “The Government’s announcement sends a clear message to New Zealanders that drug driving is illegal and

2019 AATOD Conference


The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc. 2019 conference will be held on October 19-23, 2019, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

Measuring Improvement in Knowledge of Drug Policy Reforms Following a Police Education Program in Tijuana, Mexico

Arredondo et al. (2017). Measuring improvement in knowledge of drug policy reforms following a police education program in Tijuana, Mexico Harm Reduction Journal 14:72 DOI 10.1186/s12954-017-0198-2
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Mexico’s 2009 “narcomenudeo reform” decriminalized small amounts of drugs, shifting some drug law enforcement to the states and mandating drug treatment diversion instead of incarceration. Data from Tijuana suggested limited implementation of this harm reduction-oriented policy.