Bill (4033/12, formulated by Representative Eduardo da Fonte (PP-PE), proposes the creation of the Therapeutic Justice Program under the Special Criminal Court. The bill, which has already reached the House of Representatives, hopes to enable the rehabilitation of drug users and addicts who commit minor degree offenses. The program will integrate the families of offenders in the monitoring, treatment, and process of reintegrating the offender.
According to the proposal, the Therapeutic Justice Program will be composed of interdisciplinary teams made up of, at least, one social worker team, one psychologist team, and one psychiatrist team.
“This bill is part of the Brazilian Actions for the Fight on Drugs. It aims to establish a set of measures that increase the chances of drug users and addicts to enter and remain in treatment,” says its author.
The matter is being processed in conclusive character and will be examined by committees of Social Security and Family; Public Security and Combating Organized Crime, and the Constitution, Justice and Citizenship.