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    Gobierno asume Tribunales de Drogas como política pública y aumenta cobertura en 70%

    07 November 2011
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    El Gobierno decidió asumir los Tribunales de Tratamiento de Drogas (TTD) como una política pública del país, y se aplicará oficialmente a los condenados con consumo problemático, cuyas penas no superen los tres años de cárcel. Los Tribunales de Tratamiento de Drogas es un programa que se desarrolla dentro de los juzgados de Garantía. El imputado, cuyo delito está relacionado con consumo problemático de drogas, de manera voluntaria es derivado a rehabilitación, bajo la supervisión directa del juez.

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    Crean tribunales de drogas; rehabilitar adictos, el objetivo

    31 August 2011
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    Frente al incremento en el consumo de estupefacientes en esta capital, los representantes de los poderes Ejecutivo, Legislativo y Judicial locales acordaron ayer impulsar una nueva estrategia para frenar ese fenómeno social, de manera que, en lugar de sentenciar a los drogadictos y saturar las cárceles, se apostará por la rehabilitación.

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    Controlling and Regulating Drugs

    03 May 2011

    nzlcThe New Zealand Law Commission was asked to address the efficacy of the Misuse of Drugs Act in reducing the demand for, and supply of, drugs prohibited under the International Drug Conventions. The Commission has recommended the existing Act be repealed and replaced by a new Act administered by the Ministry of Health. Justice Hammond said the thrust of the proposed new Act is to facilitate a more effective interface between the criminal justice and health sectors: “We need to recognise that the abuse of drugs is both a health and a criminal public policy problem.”

    application-pdfControlling and Regulating Drugs: A Review of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 - Part 1
    application-pdfControlling and Regulating Drugs: A Review of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 - Part 2

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    Addicted to Courts

    • Nastassia Walsh
    22 March 2011

    addicted_to_courtsAmerica’s growing reliance on drug courts is an ineffective allocation of scarce state resources. Drug courts can needlessly widen the net of criminal justice involvement, and cannot replace the need for improved treatment services in the community. Of the nearly 8 million people in the U.S. reporting needing treatment for drug use, less than one fourth of people classified with substance abuse or a dependence on drugs and/or alcohol receives treatment, and for those who do receive treatment, over 37 percent are referred by the criminal justice system.

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    Drug Courts Are Not the Answer

    21 March 2011

    Drug Courts Are Not the AnswerDrug Courts are Not the Answer finds that drug courts are an ineffective and inappropriate response to drug law violations. Many, all the way up to the Obama administration, consider the continued proliferation of drug courts to be a viable solution to the problem of mass arrests and incarceration of people who use drugs. Yet this report finds that drug courts do not reduce incarceration, do not improve public safety, and do not save money when compared to the wholly punitive model they seek to replace. The report calls for reducing the role of the criminal justice system in responding to drug use by expanding demonstrated health approaches, including harm reduction and drug treatment, and by working toward the removal of criminal penalties for drug use.

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