Criminal Justice

 

 

     Are you or a family member in contact with the criminal justice system and are looking for a drug and alcohol service?   

 

            Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)         

          Ph: (02) 9361 8000      

          1800 422 599 (rural)    

          www.yourroom.com.au

 

  Community Restorative Centre NSW's information and Referral service.

Ph: (02) 9288 8700

Open Monday and Thursday only

9am- 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 5pm

 

 

 

Are you working with a client who has been in contact with the criminal justice system?

Visit www.complexneedscapable.org.au and www.nobars.org.au for information on working with people who have drug and alcohol issues and have had contact with the criminal justice system.

 

Are you working with a client who has upcoming court matters?

Call LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) for free legal advice, visit their website www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au/ for a range of useful information and resources or get in contact with Legal Aid NSW www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/ for assistance.

 

Resources that you may find useful include:

The Supporting your clients in court: Quick tips for alcohol and drug workers. This resource Includes tips on writing court reports, letters of support and highlights considerations for you you're your client when attending Court. The resource is adapted from the Building confidence and capacity for court presentation, developed by Legal Aid NSW in 2012 as part of the Networking for Court Support partnership project with NADA, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre and Legal Aid NSW.

The Court Support Information Booklet this contains a range of information on the legal system, court staff, procedures and a court directory. The resource was developed by the Community Restorative Centre NSW with the support of Legal Aid NSW.

Take Note: A Comparison to the NSW Jurisdiction.  This resource developed by Legal Aid NSW in partnership with NADA and Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre provides a comparison to the Victorian legislation referenced in Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centres Take Note! A practical guide for writing case notes. The Take note resource can be purchased on the Turning Point website

 

 

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