In the Media

Ministers expand drug treatment programme

PUBLISHED April 1, 2004

A programme aimed at getting increasing numbers of offenders committing drug crimes into treatment is to be expanded, it is announced today.

The Criminal Justice Interventions Programme, which began in April 2003, will now be available in 66 English regions. 
Offenders who use drugs are identified through testing when charged by the police, and are referred to drug referral workers while in custody.