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Council conclusions on promoting the use of alternatives to coercive sanctions for drug using offenders

Summary: 

These Council conclusions on alternatives to coercive sanctions for drug using offenders were adopted by the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 8 March 2018. The agreement represents the political will of the 28 EU Member States to apply, in each legal system, alternative measures to coercive sanctions in order to: prevent crime; reduce recidivism; enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system and look at reducing health-related harms and minimising social risks. The text: ‘invites the EMCDDA to continue to monitor the measures and to exchange information and best practices on implementation, development of these measures, their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness’

Main subject: 

policy