County Lines drug offending and exploitation is a complex area with many underlying causes and effects. This briefing aims to provide practitioners with details of the County Lines drug offending model as well as information relating to the causes of drugs supply in County Lines. In addition to this, the briefing will contain an appraisal of various interventions which aim to tackle County Lines drug offending, and how these interventions can be utilised to disrupt offending and reduce victimisation.
Evidence has been identified through a systematic search of existing academic, governmental and third sector publications. The briefing is not intended to review or comment on on the empirical validity of the current evidence base.