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Young Persons Opportunity Program (YPOP)



The Young Persons Opportunity Program (YPOP) is a voluntary drug treatment program for young people aged 12 to 17 years who have drug use problems and are attending court. The program targets young people with low level offending who are in contact with a juvenile justice team and who have emerging or significant illicit drug related problems.

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 Mental Health Commission of Western Australia


Alcohol and Drug Support Line
Ph: (08) 9442 5000 (metro)
Ph: 1800 198 024 (country)

Mental Health Commission (Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia)
Levels 1-2, 1 Nash Street Perth WA 6000
Perth WA 6000
GPO Box X2299
Perth Business Centre WA 6847
Ph: (08) 6553 0600

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


Last updated: 16 March 2017
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