Depaul welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs Use. Depaul supports humane policies rooted in respect for people and their potential at every stage and fully supports the decriminalisation of the drug user. To see those affected by addiction as those who need a health intervention and not a justice response. Particularly as it relates to non-violent offences. Our position relates to the service users we work with who are some of the most complex and marginalised people in this society. This position has been informed by our management, staff and service users.

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