Set up in 1997 in response to the drugs crisis in the Bluebell, Inchicore and Rialto communities, CCLDATF is 1 of 14 Task Forces set up in 1997 in areas that were most greatly affected by heroin.
The goal for all Task Forces is to develop appropriate solutions to tackle the drug problem in partnership with key statutory, voluntary and community representatives. This is achieved by implementing the National Drugs Strategy in the context of the needs of their local area through action plans which have identified existing and emerging gaps in the following areas:
In April 2014, Alcohol and alcohol related interventions were formally included under the Task Forces remit.
Currently all LDATFs operate under the following operational handbook.