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North Inner City Drugs Task Force

April 2008

Welcome to the news area. This is where you'll find news and invites to what's going on in your local community. If you're running a local event and want it publicised, just let us know. You'll find our contact details on the left of the page. The events for the coming weeks and months are:
April 2008
An electronic copy of the Good Practice Guidelines developed by the Community Participation project has been put on the 'Publications' page. You can also download it directly by clicking here.
Two job ads:
  • Swan Youth Service is looking for a full time Youth Justice Worker. Click here for details.
  • Pavee Point is looking for a Coordinator for the TSDI to cover maternity leave. Click here for a job description, and here for the ad.
April - June 2008
Minister of State with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy, Mr, Pat Carey T.D. and the Steering Group established to develop proposals for a new NDS have announced a series of public consultation meetings on the development of the new strategy. The most local one for the North Inner City takes place on June 3rd, 7-9.30pm at Croke Park. However, all interested parties are encouraged to attend any consultations convenient for them. A full list of consultations nationwide is available here.
Applications for the Health Promotion Fund are due this Friday, 25th April. If you wish to apply to this fund, please make sure your application is submitted by this date. Please ensure that you have read the 2008 Guidelines and have fully completed the 2008 Application Form.
Also, April 25th is the closing date for tenders to provide high-intensity parenting support for parents who are drug-free or stable on methadone. A copy of the tender document is available here.  
A vacancy has arisen in Neighbourhood Youth Project 2 (NYP 2) for a Temporary Project Worker. Closing date for applications is the 25th April. Click here for more details.
Tony Duffin, the Director of Ana Liffey Drugs Project has established a blogspot. He'll be talking about low-threshold, harm reduction service provision and related issues. Interested? Click here to pay him a visit. Don't leave without voting in Tony's online poll:
What do YOU think?
April 2008
Chrysalis are running an evening course on street safety and negotiation skills for women working in prostitution, starting on April 14th. Interested? Know anyone who might be? You can find out more here.