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The Youth Supervised Treatment Intervention Regime (YSTIR) is a program to assist young people aged 10 to 17 years with drug use problems who are attending the Perth Children's Court drug court for moderate-level crimes.
Participants who plead guilty to an offence, and who would normally receive a fine or community based order, are suitable for the program.
A referral to YSTIR for assessment can be requested by a magistrate, lawyer, police prosecutor, the offender or by someone else in the court room. However, referral to YSTIR is at the magistrate's discretion.
If referred to the program, the offender's case will be remanded for approximately three months so they can access treatment for their drug use.
Throughout treatment, participants are required to see an alcohol and other drugs counsellor regularly and undergo urinalysis and other court requirements. Participants are also required to attend court and see the referring magistrate at regular intervals.
Contact the Alcohol and Drug Support Line or speak to the Drug Diversion Officer at your local magistrate's court for more information.
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)
Level 5, 81 St George's Terrace
Perth WA 6000
GPO Box X2299
Perth Business Centre WA 6847
Ph: (08) 6272 1200
Fax: (08) 6272 1299