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The Alcohol Court was replaced by the Substance Misuse Assessment and Referral for Treatment Court (SMART Court) as of 30 June 2011.
The Alcohol Court was a court diversion program targeting individuals whose offences were alcohol related. It was based on the Alcohol Court Act 2006 and was a sentencing program rather than a bail program. Clients were assessed by appropriately qualified Court Clinicians and generally placed on an Alcohol Intervention Order which required treatment and post-treatment supervision by Community Corrections. Clients were monitored by Court Clinicians while in treatment. The Alcohol Court could also impose Prohibition Orders for those facing less serious charges and treatment.
The Alcohol Court operated in Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory.
Northern Territory Magistrates Courts abstract