National Coordinating Committee

The National Coordinating Committee on Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces (NCC-DATF)

The primary role of the National Coordinating Committee is to drive implementation of the National Drugs Strategy at local and regional level. It has the following terms of reference:

  • to drive implementation of the National Drugs Strategy (NDS) at local and regional level;
  • to oversee, monitor and support the work of the Drug and Alcohol Task Forces to ensure that policy on drugs is informed by their work and that their work is informed by the NDS;
  • to promote effective coordination between statutory bodies and the community & voluntary sectors in delivering on the objectives of the Strategy at local and regional level;
  • to monitor implementation of NDS actions specific to Drug and Alcohol Task Forces; and
  • to make recommendations to the Minister in relation to the implementation of the NDS and effective coordination of service delivery at local and regional level.

The Committee is chaired by a senior official in the Department of Health with a membership comprising:

  • two representatives of each of the four Networks representing the Local Drugs Task Force Chairs, the Local Drugs Task Force Coordinators, the Regional Drugs Task Force Chairs and the Regional Drugs Task Force coordinators,
  • representatives of the key Departments and agencies involved in the implementation of the Strategy; and
  • two Community Sector representatives and two Voluntary Sector representatives.

View the membership of the National Coordinating Committee on Drugs Task Forces here.

Minutes of Meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Drug and Alcohol Task Forces.

2015

2014