Two further issues - not the subject of this research - are nonetheless important.
First, the participants were consistently of the view that discussion was needed on how to prevent people from entering the criminal justice system in the first place.
Second, there is a continued need for debate about the drug laws themselves.
In large part the criminal justice system, including the courts, has failed to improve the situation in relation to drug matters and, in particular, to issues which affect drug users. It is highly recommended that as the prohibitionist approach has been an abject failure, our community needs to consider other options such as decriminalisation, legalisation and/or regulated supply of drugs like heroin. It is hoped this report can be a helpful lead in to consideration of these related issues.