The adult Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment (AODT) Court, Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua, (The House that Heals the Spirit), which sits at the Auckland and Waitakere District Courts, marked its two-year anniversary in early November this year.
In honour of the occasion, pioneering international Drug Court expert, Judge Peggy Hora, visited from her San Francisco base, and was also on hand to run some additional team training. Judges Lisa Tremewan and Ema Aitken, who have overseen the establishment of the AODT Court, regard such ongoing training opportunities as vital. The Court is founded on evidence-based best practice, but with that research then being applied to the unique New Zealand context.
Auckland District Law Society, November 14, 2014
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