Challenges and opportunities for drug related interventions in prison. An insider perspective
People who make drug policy and design drug interventions don’t understand the reality. That’s why over 10 years ago, Mark founded User Voice, a charity led by people with experience of crime, addiction and homelessness. It is committed to making rehabilitation systems work for everyone by bringing change for institutions, individuals and the agenda – by putting service users at the heart. In recent years, User Voice has undertaken a number of ground breaking peer-led consultations around drug use and drug services in the UK justice system, including spice use by adults and young people. He will give an overview of the principles behind this peer-led approach, what people lived experience of addiction have told us is the problem, but more importantly the solutions, so policy makers, practitioners and any other stakeholders can think about how to embed this approach.