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Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program (QIADP)
The Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program (QIADP) was a voluntary treatment program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who appeared in either the magistrates court for alcohol related offences, or the children's court for child protection matters where alcohol use played a part. The program began in July 2007 and ran to December 2012, and involved various Queensland (Qld) government departments and agencies, including Qld Health and Qld Corrective Services.
Participants were referred to the program through the criminal justice or the child protection systems. The program had two streams:
- a child safety stream
- this stream offered alcohol treatment and support to Indigenous parents involved in the child protection system.
- a criminal justice stream
- this stream offered alcohol and drug treatment to Indigenous people charged with criminal offences while they are on bail, and operated as a bail-based diversionary program.
The program was available in Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton.
Abstract adapted from Legal Aid Queensland
Queensland Police Service (2010)
Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program (QIADP) recidivism study.
Brisbane: Queensland Police Service
Indigenous alcohol diversion program: your health, your future (2007)
Success Works (2010)
Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program : final summative evaluation report.
Brisbane: Queensland Government
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