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Community Development represented at Inter-American drug control workshop

The Ministry of Community Development was represented at the formal launch of the Inter American Drug Abuse Control Commission Workshop on Tuesday October 18, 2011 at the La Boucan Room, Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, Lady Young Road, Port of Spain. Acting Permanent Secretary, Ms Donna Ferraz attended the opening ceremony on behalf of the Ministry, which now has under its purview, the National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Programme, NADAPP.

The four-day workshop hosted by the Judiciary in collaboration with the Ministries of Justice and National Security and the Inter American Drug Abuse Control Commission, is seen as the first major step towards establishing drug treatment courts in Trinidad and Tobago.
Its main objective is to prepare all major stakeholders for the development of a drug treatment court project in Trinidad and Tobago in 2012. The workshop runs until Friday October 21, 2011.