Advanced Training Workshop for Drug Courts

From September 30 to October 3 in the city of Cuernavaca, Morelos experts from Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States and Mexico participated in as Advanced Training Workshop for Drug Courts (Taller de Capacitación de Alto Nivel sobre Tribunales de Tratamiento en Adicciones or TTA).  Through the Merida Initiative, some  Mexican states are offering an alternative to offenders who commit minor crimes as a result of drug addiction, including access to rehabilitation.   The Merida Initiative has contributed $2.5 million dollars to the OAS TTA program.

At the workshop’s closing, Graco Luis Ramírez Garrido Abreu, Governor of Morelos; Magistrate Nadia Luz María Lara Chávez, President of the Supreme Court of Justice; Roberto Campa Cifrián, Undersecretary of Prevention and Citizen Participation and Raúl Martín del Campo, Director of the National Center for the Prevention and Control of Addictions, signed a cooperative agreement to implement the Drug Court model in the state of Morelos.