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Faculty Member Represents CBCS at International Events
Roger Peters, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy participated in an expert consultant meeting hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on "Treatment and Care of People with Drug Use Disorders in Contact with the Criminal Justice System: Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment", convened in October 2017 at the UN's Vienna International Centre. A monograph developed from this meeting will be published by the UNODC and WHO in 2018 to provide member nations with a blueprint for developing treatment-based programs to serve as alternatives to incarceration for persons with mental and substance use disorders in the justice system. See picture below from UNODC-WHO meeting in Vienna, Austria.
This October, Dr. Peters also participated in the Lisbon Addictions 2017 Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies in Lisbon, Portugal, hosted by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Dr. Peters chaired a symposium and provided two presentations at the conference, which was attended by 1,200 persons from 71 countries. Symposium presentations were provided on the "International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR)", and the "Effectiveness of treatment alternatives to incarceration for drug-involved persons"