Focus on alcohol-related crime and disorder

We call on the Government to use the upcoming Alcohol Strategy to reduce alcohol-related crime and disorder through policies such as reducing the drink-driving BAC limit, investing in family drug and alcohol courts, and expanding the delivery of brief interventions in criminal justice settings.

The Alcohol Charter is supported by over 30 organisations across the drugs and alcohol sector, and has received increasing cross-party parliamentary support.

To reduce alcohol-related crime and disorder, we call on the Government to:

  • Expand the delivery of brief interventions in prisons, courts and custody suites ensuring support is provided post-release where required.
  • Reduce the drink-driving BAC limit to 50mg/100ml in line with Scotland and most of Europe.
  • Continue to invest in family drug and alcohol courts.
  • Increase access to Alcohol Diversion Schemes for those involved in alcohol related crime and disorder.

We also call on the Government to:

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