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CJB52

Author Suzanne Briscoe and Christine Coumarelos
Published December 2000
Report Type Crime and Justice Bulletin No. 52
Subject Drugs and Drug Courts
Keywords drug-dependent offenders

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Summary

Aim

This bulletin summarises the first 17 months of the New South Wales Drug Court‘s operation.

Abstract

The New South Wales Drug Court began operation on a trial basis on 8 February 1999. It provides an intensively supervised treatment program for drug-dependent offenders, aiming to assist such offenders to overcome their drug dependence and criminal offending. This bulletin summarises the first 17 months of the Court’s operation. To date, 313 persons have commenced the Drug Court Program, with 10 of these persons graduating and 133 being terminated from the Program.