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The effectiveness of the Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative in rural and remote Australia.

Posted on: 26 June, 2008
Issue: Vol 8 No 2, April 2008 - June 2008
Related to Remote Rural Substance use Illicit drug use

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)
The effectiveness of the Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative in rural and remote Australia. (AIHW Catalogue no. PHE 96)
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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This study provides quantitative and qualtitative data on the outcomes for people affected by the Illicit Drug Diversion (IDDI) Initiative and the overall change in the community, during the period 2002-06 in 22 IDDI projects. It identifies key issues in drug diversion and assesses the factors contributing to the effectiveness of both Police and Court Diversion Programs. Several issues are highlighted for future improvement of IDDI policies in rural and remote Australia.

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  • Contact details:
    • Louise York, Functioning and Disability Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, GPO Box 570, Canberra ACT 2601, ph: (02) 6244 1271, louise.york@aihw.gov.au
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