Cannabis: Rehabilitation:Written question - 189773

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Asked on: 09 November 2018
Ministry of Justice
Cannabis: Rehabilitation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Drug Rehabilitation Requirements granted by courts in England have a (a) weekly, and (b) monthly testing condition for cannabis.
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Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 15 November 2018

Drug Rehabilitation Requirements (DRRs) ordered in courts include a condition for regular drug testing, however these are not specific to a drug and there is no available data with a breakdown of drug testing frequency.

This information can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

We are working with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and Public Health England to develop a protocol to support greater use of community sentences with treatment requirements (CSTRs) in courts, including DRRs.

The CSTR protocol sets out what is expected from all relevant agencies to ensure improved access to treatment for offenders who need it. It focuses on reducing reoffending by addressing the health needs of offenders that may be contributing to their offending behaviour.

The protocol is operating across five courts within England (as health is devolved in Wales). These sites are Milton Keynes, Northampton, Birmingham, Sefton and Plymouth.

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