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Substance misuse assessment and referral for treatment (SMART) court



The Substance misuse assessment and referral for treatment (SMART) court was able to hear criminal matters in the Magistrates Court or the Youth Justice Court in the Northern Territory where the offender had committed an offence and had a history of serious alcohol and/or other drug use. The SMART court was able to issue bans on the consumption of alcohol and other drugs, and mandate treatment orders after a person was found guilty of an offence.

The SMART court had the power to:

The offender had to appear regularly before the SMART court to monitor their progress and if required, review the conditions of the SMART order.

SMART court is no longer available in the Northern Territory.

Abstract adapted from the Northern Territory Government


Department of Justice
Old Admiralty House
The Esplanade
Darwin NT 0800
GPO Box 1722
Darwin NT 0801
Ph: (08) 8935 7777
Fax: (08) 8935 7779


Last updated: 16 March 2017
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