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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Young persons opportunity program (YPOP)

 

Overview

The Young persons opportunity program (YPOP) is an early intervention program to assist young people who have drug use problems and are attending court. The program is run by the Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia (WA), and funded as part of the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) Illicit drug diversion initiative.

The program is aimed at diverting young people away from the court system and into treatment. The target population group is young people aged 10 to 18 years, who are considered to have an emerging or significant pattern of drug use, and who have been referred to a juvenile justice team. The team will link the young person to the program.

As part of the program, the young person and their family will be able to talk to a Diversion Officer, who is a trained drug and alcohol counsellor. The Diversion Officer will provide information and ongoing support as well as access to other support services.

Abstract adapted from the Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia

Contacts

Alcohol and drug information service (ADIS)
PO Box 126
Mt Lawley WA 6929
Ph: (08) 9442 5000
Toll free: 1800 198 024 (country)
Fax: (08) 9442 5020
Email: adis@health.wa.gov.au

Related publications

Young persons opportunity program (YPOP) (2008)

Western Australian Drug and Alcohol Office

The Young persons opportunity program (YPOP) is an early intervention program, run in Western Australia (WA), to assist young people who have drug use problems and are attending court. A brochure and a poster containing information on YPOP, including getting a referral to participate in the program, can be accessed from the program information page below.

The resources, which include versions designed for an Aboriginal audience, were produced by the Drug and Alcohol Office of WA.

Abstract adapted from the Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia

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Last updated: 19 March 2014
 
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