Role of Task Forces
The National Drugs Strategy recognises the key role that Local and Regional Drugs Task Forces continue to play in addressing the drugs problem. It remains important, therefore, that they operate effectively at community level with clear objectives and in accordance with appropriate guiding principles.
Guiding principles for the operation of Drug & Alcohol Task Forces;
Efficiency and effectiveness
Terms of Reference
The original terms of reference of the Drug & Alcohol Task Forces required them to assess the extent and nature of the drug and alcohol problem in their areas and to develop and monitor the implementation of action plans to respond to the problem as identified. The Drug & Alcohol Task Forces’ role is, by the use of an innovative and evidence-based approach in accordance with the National Drugs Strategy and in co-operation with the Drugs Advisory Group (DAG) and the Office of the Minister for Drugs (OMD), to focus on the delivery of these objectives within a local/regional context so as to ensure the development of a coordinated and integrated response to drug misuse by: