Working with service users who consume Class A drugs and are in contact with the criminal justice system.
Why read this evidence review? This evidence review provides an in-depth look at the issue of illicit drug use among people in contact with the criminal justice system. Tim McSweeney has been a prominent researcher in this area for over 20 years and has advised international and global bodies such as the United Nations and World Health Organisation on policy responses for tackling drug-related crime. The review covers a wide range of issues including: -Trends in illicit drug use -Our knowledge of patterns of opiate and cocaine use among people in contact with the criminal justice system -Points of intervention throughout the criminal justice process -A summary of evidence of ‘what works’ with this client group -The critical success factors of working with service users who misuse Class A drugs.