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The drugs/crime cycle: insight from research and practice
This presentation is run by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Council Tasmania Inc (ATDC).
It will aim to:
- increase understanding of best practice collaboration in working with offenders with substance misuse issues
- increase understanding of justice programs and the role of community organisations
- increase knowledge of the requirements of working with the justice systems
- explore some of the boundaries of the worker/client relationship when working with offenders with substance misuse issues.
About the panel members:
- Amanda Street has worked at the ATDC for the past 2 and half years in the role of Sector Capacity Building Project Officer. She recently completed a Master of Criminology and Corrections and also has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tasmania with majors in Criminology and Law. Amanda has a strong passion for working in the community sector and is passionate about social justice
- Andrew Verdouw's current role at the Tasmania Prison Service is managing the day to day work of the intervention programs unit to deliver a range of criminogenic and preparatory programs to inmates. Previously he managed the Salvation Army's Bridge program for 5 years and the Mission Australia U-Turn program for 3 years. Andrew has also worked in community sector programs across homelessness, drug alcohol, needle syringe programs, and youth justice
- Norman Alexander is currently on secondment to the Department of Justice as Team Leader, Court Mandated Diversion, and has worked in the Corrections environment for a number of years. Working in remote areas of the Northern Territory, in the 11 years to 2009, provided extensive exposure to the issues of endemic substance abuse and the associated antisocial/criminal activity.
Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council, (Tas Inc)
Suite 1, Level 1
Hobart TAS 7000
Ph: (03) 6231 5002
Fax: (03) 6231 6099