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Outreach drug work and Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships: square pegs in round holes?

Adrian Barton

in Community safety

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9781861347305
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301950 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347305.003.0009
Outreach drug work and Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships: square pegs in round holes?

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This chapter examines the impact of New Labour's restructuring of drug services, paying special attention to the effects of the three factors cited in voluntary sector, outreach-type agencies. It reviews the growth of the drug–crime link, audit, and best value under New Labour. It examines the changes to drug services. It considers the nature of outreach work, highlighting the inherent problems such work has in terms of management, audit, and closeness to the criminal justice system. It discusses some empirical research and concludes with a discussion of the findings and their implication for policy and service provision.

Keywords: drug services; voluntary sector; drug–crime link; audit; best value; outreach work; criminal justice system

Chapter.  5866 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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