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Court referral of eligible defendants into treatment (CREDIT)



The Court referral of eligible defendants into treatment (CREDIT) program is a diversionary program that was trialed between 2009 and 2011 at Tamworth and Burwood Local Courts in New South Wales (NSW). The key objectives of the CREDIT pilot program were to:

Offenders over the age of 18 years motivated to address issues that relate to their offending behaviour may be eligible for this program. People can self-refer to the program or be referred by a Magistrate, NSW Police, legal services, court staff, support workers from other programs or family and friends. Participants are offered facilitated access and support to services providing education, training, treatment, rehabilitation or other social welfare assistance, such as drug assessment, treatment or support.

Abstract adapted from No bars and Lily Trimboli


CREDIT Caseworker (Burwood)
Burwood Local Court
7-9 Belmore Street
Burwood NSW 2134
Ph: (02) 9744 4021
Mobile: 0421 183 953
Fax: (02) 9744 4011

CREDIT Caseworker (Tamworth)
Tamworth Local Court
Cnr Marius and Fitzroy Street
Tamworth NSW 2340
Ph: (02) 6764 5772
Mobile: 0421 183 775
Fax: (02) 6764 5773

Evaluated publications

Trimboli L (2012)

NSW Court Referral of Eligible Defendants into Treatment (CREDIT) pilot program: an evaluation.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research


Last updated: 28 August 2015
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