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The Community offender advice and treatment service (COATS), run through the Australian Community Support Organisation, is a Victorian service funded through the Department of Human Services (DHS). It aims to provide comprehensive alcohol and other drug assessments and treatment plans for forensic clients who are involved with the criminal justice system and have a treatment component to their community order or parole.
COATS also provides a diversion program offering options for individuals who are in the pre-sentence stage and presenting with problematic substance use. This helps to divert them from the criminal justice system and into treatment.
COATS aims to enable individuals to return to the mainstream community, address problematic substance use issues, and reduce the likelihood of reoffending.
Abstract adapted from the Australian Community Support Organisation
Australian Community Support Organisation
1 Hoddle St
Richmond Vic 3121
PO Box 14278
Melbourne Vic 8001
Ph: (03) 9413 7000
Fax: (03) 9413 7188
This brochure provides details on the Community offender advice and treatment service (COATS) program in Victoria. The brochure provides information on:
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