Building recovery in local communities

The Department of Health, the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice have today sent a joint letter to local authority chief executives, chief constables, prison governors and probation trust chief executives highlighting the new opportunities for joint working to improve outcomes and use resources more efficiently. Newly elected police and crime commissioners will be responsible for cutting crime and improving community safety from 22 November this year. From April next year, upper tier and unitary local authorities will take on responsibility for commissioning the full range of drug and alcohol prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Source: Department of Health
Date: 5 April 2012