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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Youth supervised treatment intervention regime

 

Overview

The Youth supervised treatment intervention regime (YSTIR) is a program to assist young people aged 10 to 18 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.

Abstract adapted from the Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia

Contacts

Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia
7 Field Street
Mt Lawley WA 6050
PO Box 126
Mt Lawley WA 6929
Ph: (08) 9370 0333
Email: dao@health.wa.gov.au

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Last updated: 8 April 2014
 
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