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Queensland Indigenous alcohol diversion program (QIADP)
The Queensland Indigenous alcohol diversion program (QIADP) is a voluntary treatment program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have appeared in either the magistrates court for alcohol related offences, or the children's court for child protection matters where alcohol use plays a part. The program began in July 2007, and involves various Queensland (Qld) government departments and agencies, including Qld Health and Qld Corrective Services.
Participants are referred to the program through the criminal justice or the child protection systems. The program has two streams:
- a child safety stream
- this stream offers alcohol treatment and support to Indigenous parents involved in the child protection system. The program can last for up to 20 weeks (five months)
- a criminal justice stream
- this stream offers alcohol and drug treatment to Indigenous people charged with criminal offences while they are on bail. The program also lasts for up to 20 weeks (five months), and operates as a bail-based diversionary program.
The program is available in Cairns, Palm Island, Townsville, Rockhampton, Woorabinda and Yarrabah.
Abstract adapted from Legal Aid Queensland
Legal Aid Queensland
44 Herschel Street
Brisbane Qld 4000
GPO Box 2449
Brisbane Qld 4001
Ph: (07) 3238 3500
Ph: 1300 650 143 (Indigenous information line)
Fax: (07) 3238 3014
Indigenous alcohol diversion program: your health, your future (2007)
Queensland Police Service (2010)
Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program (QIADP) recidivism study.
Brisbane: Queensland Police Service
Success Works (2010)
Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program : final summative evaluation report.
Brisbane: Queensland Government