Today is the official launch of the call for applications to form part of the Working Committees of the Washington DC YouthForce. To realize its objectives and better represent the voices of all young people, the Washington DC YouthForce is seeking members to join the 4 different organizing committees.
In an initiative promoted by the Organization of American States, 40 judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, treatment providers and other professions in the healthcare and justice fields in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, The Bahamas, and Grenada will be trained this week in Canada on the workings of Drug Treatment Courts (DTCs), a model that proves to be an effective measure as an alternative to incarceration for violators who are addicted to drugs.
Blaming sick people for system failures is an old problem in public health, particularly when patients are poor or morally suspect. New analysis examines the ways that power structures, rather than individuals, contribute to disease rebound and spread.
The UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which monitors implementation of the global drug treaties, has trained its fire on Bolivia, this time accusing the country of threatening the integrity of the entire international drug control regime by defending traditional uses of the coca leaf.