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Under the Illicit drug diversion initiative, the Kumangka Aboriginal Youth Service, in South Australia, provides the Drug and Alcohol Diversion Service to Aboriginal young people who have been referred by police (who have obtained/arrested the young person on drug charges), or families.
The aim of the program is to advocate alcohol and other drugs issues, talk with young people, and help divert young people from jail by providing a step between the police arrest and court for the young person, or conflict resolution between young people and parents.
Kumangka provide advocacy for young people with police; family and legal services; case management for young people at risk; crisis intervention; information and referral - health, counselling, accommodation, education and training services.
Abstract adapted from Kumangka Aboriginal Youth Service
Kumangka Aboriginal Youth Service
6 Mary Street
PO Box 382
Hindmarsh SA 5007
Ph: (08) 8340 4499
Ph: 13 1611 (After hours contact, crisis care)
Fax: (08) 8340 1544