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Drug & Alcohol Forensic Services

The D&A Forensic Service provides drug and alcohol treatment through the Courts including the Magistrates Early Referral into Treatment (MERIT) and the Adult Drug Court programs. 

Access to these D&A programs are available through the Drug Court and MERIT programs for eligible people who are already in contact with the criminal justice system.

The MERIT program is eligible for people who appear at participating Local Courts. The program is targeted at people with a drug or alcohol problem who are eligible and suitable for release on bail and who are motivated to engage in treatment and rehabilitation.

The Drug Court of NSW is a specialist Court that sits in three locations, Parramatta, Toronto and Sydney. It takes referrals from Local and District Courts of offenders who are dependent on drugs and who are considered to be eligible for the Drug Court program.

The contact details for these programs within the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is (02) 4734 2131.

Clients can be arranged to be seen for assessments at Nepean Hospital or Katoomba Community Health Centre.

Learn more about NSW Drug Court Brochure [PDF brochure]





Wednesday, 19 December 2018 7:56:42 AM