More than 300 professionals from the justice and health sectors gathered in Mexico for the “Drug Treatment Courts Implementation Workshop” beginning on November 21st in Toluca, State of Mexico. This initiative was supported by the Organization of American States (OAS), with the goal of exploring alternatives to incarceration for drug-dependent offenders within the Drug Treatment Court (DTC) model. Scientific evidence gathered from the application of this model in other countries of the hemisphere supports the idea that DTCs, when implemented correctly with a multidisciplinary approach by both judicial and health professionals, contribute to a reduction in crime, reduced relapse into drug abuse, and a reduction in prison population.
Organization of American States, November 21, 2013
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