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CREDIT NT was replaced by the Substance misuse assessment and referral for treatment court (SMART court) as of 30 June 2011.
CREDIT NT was a court diversion program targeting individuals whose offences were drug related. It aimed to divert clients into treatment while on bail; progress and efforts related to treatment were acknowledged at sentencing. Clients were assessed and monitored by appropriately qualified Court Clinicians.
The primary aims of the program were to:
CREDIT NT operated in Darwin, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.
Northern Territory Magistrates Court abstract