Media Advisory - Nine days until Stampede debauchery begins: The School of Public Policy offers advice on how to manage public drunkenness - Presser and report

CALGARY, June 23, 2015 /CNW/ - During Stampede, and for much of the rest of the year, police and the justice system in Calgary spend a great deal of time dealing with public drunkenness.  Often, drunkenness leads to arrest.  Understandably so, we want drunks off the street, right? 

But should an individual really be arrested for public intoxication? Should it be a criminal offense or is there a better alternative that will not occupy already strained justice and police resources?

On Thursday, June 25th, The School of Public Policy will release an eye-opening report by Alina Turner that offers an alternative that not only reduces the need for police response, but has actually been found to be an effective vehicle for improving individual and community health.

WHAT:                       

Press conference to release report on "Alternatives to Criminalizing Public Intoxication".

WHEN:                        

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. mountain

WHERE:                      

Event Centre, room 626, 6th floor, 906 -8th Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB

SOURCE The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

For further information: Media Contact: Morten Paulsen, morten.paulsen2@ucalgary.ca, 403.220.2540

RELATED LINKS
http://www.ucalgary.ca/policystudies/

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