This project, which has been implemented in collaboration with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) has become an important reference point and source of information over the years, for those working in this field at the institutional level (public administration, the Regions, etc.), in research (universities, Higher Health Institute, National Council for Research, etc.) and at the operational level (public drug dependence units, community workers, social workers, etc.). It gives them access to bibliographical, didactic, informative and audiovisual material as well as information on the latest significant national and international trends regarding drug addiction prevention and care.
UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute) was established in 1968 and is the research and training arm of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme, which has its headquarters in Vienna. For over 30 years, UNICRI has provided the UN Member States with technical assistance and expertise in the field of the crime prevention and the administration of justice.
The main functions of the Institute are:
On 1 May 2000, UNICRI transferred to Turin, where it now has its headquarters (in Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10, 10127 Turin). An antenna office has been set up in Rome, located in Piazza San Marco, 50 00136 Rome, Italy. This UNICRI Rome Office has the task of maintaining frequent and direct contacts with the Rome-based institutions that are involved in some of UNICRIs projects such as the one described in this site which is realized with the Ministry of Health - thus guaranteeing their full implementation.
For further information on the work of the Institute, please consult UNICRIs web site at www.unicri.it.