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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:

The program was available in Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton.

Abstract adapted from Legal Aid Queensland

Related publications

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)

Queensland Government

Evaluated publications

Success Works (2010)

Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program : final summative evaluation report.

Brisbane: Queensland Government


Last updated: 1 June 2016
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