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Project description Intervention type Evaluation type Setting Target group Country Quality level
Title: Drug System Change Pilot Scheme (DSCPs)
Summary: The Drug System Change Pilots (DSCPs) aimed to explore new approaches to drug treatment and the broader social support needs of drug users in the community, in prison and drug-using offenders leaving prison. The pilots explored whether allowing greater freedom and flexibility at a local level would encourage partnership working and the innovative use of local resources to meet the needs of drug users and their communities. After a competitive procurement process, seven areas were selected to carry out the DSCPs with each pilot adopting different aims and approaches to system change. Pilot areas were granted funding flexibilities to explore innovative new approaches. Three broad approaches to changing system structures were taken by the pilots: single provider systems, consortium based systems and improving partnership arrangements. Four broad approaches to tackling continuity of care were adopted: integrated community criminal justice system and prison drug treatment teams, an independent case manager approach, embedding CJS teams within community drug treatment services and linking roles. To create a more personalised treatment system, either a self-directed support approach, or a single point of assessment approach, was adopted. Pilot sites also took the opportunity to focus their treatment provision on recovery and reintegration. Outcomes used to evaluate the impact of the DSCPs were the proportion of service users in effective treatment and the proportion of service users who successfully completed treatment. The evaluation found, in two pilot sites defined as whole system pilots as they aimed to affect change across the whole treatment system, a positive impact in the number of service users in effective treatment when compared to comparison areas. Although there were insignificant results for two sites in terms of the proportion of service users who successfully completed treatment, the authors note that the full impact of the pilots is unlikely to be felt for some time. Four pilots focused on improving drug treatment provision for those within the CJS exclusively. Results showed that three of these sites had statistically significant negative trends in terms of the proportion in effective treatment and a longer-term follow-up may be required to determine if the trends will persist. There was no measurable impact in successful completions for three areas and a negative impact in one site. >>
treatment outcome evaluation, impact evaluation gp, outpatient, inpatient UK 2
Title: Lluna Programme. Safer Sex and Drug Use. Peer Education
Summary: The purpose of this prison programme based in Valencia's Commitment Unit is to increase knowledge on HIV/AIDS infection and transmission and prevention mechanisms and to provide support and care to the HIV positive community. This is achieved through participatory methods, for example the use of peers and mediators. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system outcome evaluation prison children/young people Spain 2
Title: Kangaroo: Reception for Drug-addicted Mothers with their Children
Summary: The Kangaroo service specifically provides the opportunity for women to live with their children while undertaking the Trampoline therapeutic programme. >>
treatment outcome evaluation inpatient adults Belgium 1
Title: The Jungle of Values and Choices - An Alcohol and Drug Prevention Project For The Welfare Of Young People
Summary: This project is developing action models for substance use prevention based on value education. It targets children and young people of primary and secondary school age. The project is being piloted in Lohja and Kouvola. >>
prevention process evaluation party scene, school, community adults, children/young people Finland 1
Title: Projecto Crescer Mudando
Summary: The GAP (Cabinet for social and psychological support) appears through the project “Crescer Mudando” (to grow and to change), promoted by GATO and financed by IDT. This is a part of the “Eixo de Intervenção da Prevenção” (to intervene and to prevent programme) and it is a result of the diagnosis that was carried within the city of Faro, which includes the parishes of Sé, São Pedro and Montenegro. This project started on the 1st December 2008 and ended on the 30th November 2010. After an evaluation carried out by the team in IDT, the project was given another 2 years to function. The GAP intended to be an asset to the local community, from both social and psychological approaches, by promoting the development of individual social and personal competences which would allow children and teenagers to more effectively deal with risky behaviours, delinquency and social exclusion. The GAP also provided support to adults and families who were at risk and vulnerable from the social and psychological point of view. Thus, the goals were to effectively intervene in order to resolve or at least minimize problem situations encountered throughout the City , namely: petty thefts in social neighbourhoods (cars, stores, houses, wallets), absenteeism at school, drug and alcohol addiction, juvenile delinquency, violence at home, poverty, trafficking, criminality, juvenile prostitution (mainly male), and violence and risk behaviour in general. Our actions succeeded in putting the target population for this project in contact with healthy life style situations, which were unknown for the majority of them, and that further stimulated the use of the learned competences to build a more structured life for themselves. A project such as this, in order to succeed, has to be based on trust. Therefore, we developed a lot of field work, going door to door, letting people know about our goals and our willingness to help. It is true that the governmental entities that exist and have the mission to intervene do not have the necessary capacity to respond quickly, as they have a great number of cases to respond to. In the same manner, the existing IPSS do not have these types of actions on a regular basis. Our project, through GAP, was therefore a necessary and innovative one, especially in what concerns psychological support, and a number of different social and educational responses, all in one same project. Our project has been praised and recognized by a number of institutions, namely Algarve University, João de Deus High School, who have worked closely with us by offering to receive a number of trainees. Besides the team that will be mentioned on another point, we had several volunteers working on our project. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation family, school, community family/parents, adults, children/young people Portugal 2
Title: "Toc Toc Troc" / "Knock, knock, swap"
Summary: "Toc Toc Troc" ( "litterally: "Knock, knock, swap") is a re-insertion activity, built up as a cooperative of services. The drug users are offering various domestyic services to the population (ironing, cleaning, shopping, etc.) in the neigbourhood. In exchange ("swap"), they receive food to improve the accomodation of their institution (coffee, milk, sugar, etc.). Respecting a time schedule, taking responsabilities, create social contact, organizing oneself and collaborating, alltogether help the users to move forward in their personal re-insertion program. >>
social reintegration process evaluation Belgium 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: National Take-Home Naloxone (THN) Programme Scotland
Summary: In the decade 2002-2012 the number of drug-related deaths (DRDs) registered in Scotland increased and the rate of DRDs is higher than those seen in other parts of the UK. The majority of these deaths are due to fatal accidental opioid ovedoses. Naloxone is a “competitive opioid antagonist”, which can temporarily relieve dangerous symptoms caused by high levels of opioids in the blood by temporarily removing them from receptors in the brain. In the event of an overdose this provides valuable extra time for emergency services to arrive and deliver treatment. The aim of the National Take Home Naloxone (THN) Programme is to contribute to a reduction in DRDs in Scotland through the provision of THN kits and specialist training to opioid users, their friends, family, carers, partners and other people they associate with and who are likely to be in the vicinity if an overdose occurs. Kits are distributed in community health settings and in prisons at the point of liberation. >>
harm reduction outcome evaluation, impact evaluation low threshold service, outreach/drug scene Scotland, United Kingdom 2
Title: Pre-Venture: Personality-targeted interventions for adolescent alcohol misuse.
Summary: Pre-Venture, a personality targeted cognitive behavioural intervention to reduce alcohol and drug misuse, was examined amongst school pupils aged 13 to 16. A reduction in problematic drinking rates and onset of drug use was reported. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, impact evaluation school children/young people United Kingdom 3
Title: New Service Model for Children Who Live and/or Are Forced to Work on the Streets
Summary: Within the framework of the New Service Model for Children Who Live and/or Are Forced to Work on the Streets, work is conducted for the temporary rehabilitation and reintegration of these children who live and/or are forced to work on the streets in cooperation with all relevant public agencies, representatives of universities and NGOs. >>
prevention outcome evaluation community family/parents, children/young people Turkey 2

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