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Project description Intervention type Evaluation type Setting Target group Country Quality level
Title: Early Intervention Of First Time Noticed Drug Users: FreD
Summary: The programme targets first-time offenders up to the age of 25 who have been arrested due to the consumption of illegal drugs. They are referred to a course which motivates them to change their drug use. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation community children/young people Germany 2
Title: The Tower Programme
Summary: Reduces the incidence of criminal behaviour and accentuates the personal development of marginalized young people from the North Clondalkin Area who have come into contact with the law. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system outcome evaluation, process evaluation community children/young people Ireland 1
Title: Drug addiction intervention programme in police courts in Madrid and Asturias
Summary: A criminal justice drug intervention programme geared to aid offenders by providing legal guidance and counsel which is designed to further the socialization and normalization of the drug offending community. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system impact evaluation, process evaluation prison general population, family/parents, adults Spain 1
Title: The invisible space
Summary: The project was created in response to the local government's request relating to management/takeover of the problem associated with occasional use of "light" narcotic substances by teenagers. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system outcome evaluation, process evaluation community family/parents, children/young people Italy 1
Title: Drug services in prison and follow-up care
Summary: The Project works with problem drug users in conflict with law in prison and after release from prison in form of professional social consulting. The contact is established in prison and it helps to master the period of return from prison environment to normal life. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system outcome evaluation community, prison family/parents, adults, children/young people Czech Republic 1
Title: Programme of Legal and Social Care and Services for Minor and Adult Drug Addicts (PAJS)
Summary: Based in Galicia, the programme provides comprehensive care and attention for drug addicts with legal problems, it optimizes co-ordination among the different institutions and agents involved and advises magistrates, judges and prosecutors about the personal, family and social backgrounds of the clients. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system outcome evaluation, process evaluation community, prison family/parents, adults, children/young people Spain 1
Title: Plan for Providing Support to Drug Addicts in the Police Station in Andalusia
Summary: The service provides social and health care to drug addicts who have been arrested and provides police officers with information about drugs. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system process evaluation community, prison adults Spain 1
Title: Croydon Drug Testing And Treatment Order
Summary: The Orders (DTTOs) were introduced as a new community sentence under the Crime and Disorder Act, 1998 to respond to growing evidence of the link between problem drug use and persistent acquisitive offending. The Croydon project was set up for DTTOs to be made alongside probation orders and targets serious drug using offenders aged 16 and over. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system outcome evaluation, process evaluation community, prison adults United Kingdom 1
Title: Young Drug Offenders' Referral to Treatment
Summary: The action model was developed as a way of helping young people into treatment who have been suspected of a drug offence instead of imposing a fine. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system process evaluation community children/young people Finland 1
Title: SAPS, Creu Roja Barcelona
Summary: In Barcelona in 1992 the Olympic Games brought about big changes to the city . Amongst other aspects, health became a focus point for reflection and improvement. The use of illegal drugs in the depressed urban areas needed to be focused upon as the mortality rate was high due to acute reactions to consumption and the rate of infections equally high as a result of needle sharing and through sexual transmission. In 1990 Spain had already been sat at the top of Europe’s list for the highest percentage of HIV cases with needle sharing being the main mode of transmission; until 2003 this way of transmission was reported as having caused over 50% of the infections amongst drug users . This high incident rate could be attributed to the lack of harm reduction measures amongst injected drug users, more specifically, to the delay in setting up syringe exchange programs (which were initiated in Holland in 1984) and of a methadone maintenance treatment. The first opioid substitution treatment with methadone took place in Barcelona in 1987 and the first syringe exchange programs by ONGs were inaugurated in Bilbao and Barcelona in 1988. 3 In 1991 mobile units gave access to syringe exchange programs throughout the city. However it was necessary to create stable centres in Barcelona so as to maintain long term contact with injecting drug users (IDUs) and by March 1993 our service, SAPS Creu Roja was established. Its schedule offered night time assistance to cover basic needs such as food, washing rooms, a laundrette, condoms and injection material such as sterile syringes, sterile water and health, social and legal attention. From the first year onwards the number of visits steadily increased up until 1999. In the last three years the number of visits had been once again on the increase. In the last nine years, the rate of recuperation of syringes has been lower than the preceding years. Since the opening of the injecting room in SAPS we had less than 1% each year of acute reactions during consumption without any deaths. Whereas outside of injecting rooms more than 65 deaths per year took place in Barcelona From the beginning the service has received a large number of visits, giving evidence of the skills of the centre to make and keep contact with the target population. With intention to attend to the needs of the users, a methadone maintenance treatment was put in place in the service when the demand became increasingly high. From the first year onwards the number of visits steadily increased up until 1999. In the last three years the number of visits had been once again on the increase. In the last nine years, the rate of recuperation of syringes has been lower than the preceding years. (Table 1) The new material delivered to drug users has been one of the main responsibilities of the service. In the first years the number of syringes given conformed to the number of those returned by users in order to avoid syringes on the street that could create a danger of accidental punctures to the public and also to prevent users from sharing syringes. However since the appearance of syringe recovery programs in the streets and from a proven decline of syringe sharing between drug users , we continued the distribution of syringes despite the decrease in the number of syringes recuperated at the centre. Deaths from acute reactions to consumption are one of the main causes of deaths among young people in the world . The delivery of sterilized injection material helps prevent the spread of infections but it is not enough to avoid deaths and thus it is necessary to implement supervision in the injection rooms during usage. The first supervised injection room was opened in Madrid in 2000, the second appeared in Barcelona in Can Tunis , the most prolific area of drug dealing in the city at the time. >>
harm reduction outcome evaluation low threshold service, needle/syringe provision adults Spain 2

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