Planning to establish a new drug and alcohol court in the ACT is under way, with the University of New South Wales tasked with detailing how the institution could work.
The court forms part of the ACT government’s pledge to slash recidivist offending, with $500,000 set aside in the latest budget to investigate the proposal.
Tender documents showed the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW has been paid $130,000 to come-up with initial aspects of the court’s design.
UNSW has been asked to address basic questions such as why the court is needed, what outcomes it will achieve and how will it work with the wider justice system.
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Published in The Canberra Times, October 10, 2017