The first Connections Conference wll have the theme will be "joining the dots: criminal justice, treatment and harm reduction". The aim of the conference is to facilitate the development of knowledge and an evidence base for different harm reduction and drug free interventions for drug users, which can be implemented throughout the criminal justice process, building on the work of ENDIPP (the European Network on Drugs and Infections in Prison). The conference will be of interest to professionals, policy makers and researchers in the field of police, prisons, health and criminal justice and will cover issues including: reducing drug use and infections in police and prison custody; alternatives to imprisonment; and effective drug treatment and harm reduction in prisons. The conference programme is available at www.connectionsproject.eu.