The project EPPIC (Exchanging Prevention Practices on Polydrug Use among Youth in Criminal Justice Systems) has come to an end. At the closing conference, researchers from 6 partner countries presented research findings:
- Trajectories of young people who use drugs and who have come in contact with the criminal justice system.
- Legal and socio-cultural contexts for the provision of interventions.
- A set of newly developed quality standards to guide the development of services for this target group in the future.
- Knowledge exchange and transferability were discussed among stakeholders from EPPIC partner countries.
In this project, funded by the 3rd Health Programme of the European Commission, project partners from 6 countries collaborated to gather knowledge, exchange best practice, and identify transferable innovations & principles of good practice on interventions to prevent illicit drug use, the development of polydrug use, and use of NPS among young people in touch with the criminal justice system.