Beyond the Walls: Supervised Consumption Facilities, Safer Supply, and Decriminalization: What Lessons Can We Learn from Abroad?
Monday 30 November 2020, 07:00pm - 08:00pm
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Opioid-related overdose deaths have been on the rise across Canada throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Programs implemented to address this crisis have been heavily challenged during the past year as a result of COVID 19. What can be done? This talk looks at the lessons we can learn from innovative practices currently being used in Western and Northern Europe.
Steven Hayle, PhD, is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Criminology at Ontario Tech University. He teaches courses in criminal justice policy, youth justice, and criminal gangs. He is a member of the Policy Review Committee for the Canadian Criminal Justice Association. His latest research investigates how debates and discourse around supervised consumption facilities in the US have been influenced by harm reduction policy changes in Canada.
Beyond the Walls is a virtual public lecture series organized by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities in collaboration with Oshawa Public Libraries. It gives participants the chance to engage with others through live, interactive discussions on local and global topics, guided by a short expert talk.
Location Oshawa Public Libraries - Virtual