Community Agency on Drugs and Addiction (CADA)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: 46 Fishlock Road, P.O. Box 3093,
Road Town
Tortola
Country: British Virgin Islands
Region: Central America and the Caribbean
Website:
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
   
Areas:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Research
  • Training
  • Victim Protection
  • Sustainable Livelihood / Alternative Development
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Assistance

  • Other:'human rights and advocacy'
Short description:
Theatre for Drug Prevention and other Social Change, Establishment of Public Defender, Domestic Violence and Crisis Intervention.


Established 1981 to help prevent and/or diminish damage done by substance misuse, including alcohol, through public education, school programs, referral services, and advocacy/support for recovery services, legal reform and drug curricula.
Among others:
Operate 24-hour phone line for help and referral since 1981
Designed/implemented internationally recognized school program
Partnered with UNDCP for inclusions in Barbados Plan of Action
Successfully advocated for Alternative Sentencing Law for young drug offenders
Advocating change of minimum drinking age from 16
Advocating re-establishment of Work Release program in Prison
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