Could Fr Peter McVerry be the new Minister with responsibility for Drug policy?

young drug addict manCould Fr Peter McVerry be the new Minister with responsibility for Drug policy?

Highly unlikely, but his CV would suggest otherwise. Peter has worked with people dependent on drugs since the 1970's. In the early years he would have seen abuse of Cannabis and LSE, from the late 80’s intravenous drugs such as heroin and more recently poly (multiple) drug use.

The voluntary organisation that bears his name, and which he is a Director of, works daily with people who are dependent on drugs.

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Launch of book advocates re-imagining the penal system

reimaginingimprisonmentlaunchwebThe launch of Re-Imagining Imprisonment: Effects, Failures and the Future took place on Thursday 5th June in City Hall. The book stems from proceedings of an international conference which was held in Dublin in September 2012, organised by JCFJ on behalf of the Antwerp-based Jesuit Scribani Network.

The book was launched in City Hall by Fr Greg Boyle SJ, who was formerly a chaplain in Folsom State Prison, California and is now Executive Director of ‘Homeboy Industries’, a non-profit organisation working with ex-gang members in Los Angeles. In his speech, Fr. Boyle discussed the need to be conscious of the inherit kinship of human beings in order to create real social change.

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