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Intermediate court-based diversion in Australia

National cannabis prevention and information centre bulletin

Katie Willis and Jennifer Ahmad

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 2009


There are several forms of drug diversion interventions that operate across a number of different points in the Australian criminal justice system. These interventions fall into three major clusters: police diversion, court-level diversion and drug court diversion initiatives. As outlined in a previous AIC Bulletin (Olgilvie & Willis 2009), these interventions are focused on diverting eligible individuals into education and/or treatment services, rather than to alternative forms of processing in the criminal justice system.

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