Transitional AOD Project

CRC has been successful in getting grants from health departments to deliver the new Transitional Alcohol and Other Drugs Project.

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The Transitional Alcohol and Other Drugs Project works with groups who have historically fallen through the gaps in terms of AOD service provision.  The use of outreach counselling is intended to address the barriers to accessing drug and alcohol services that people with complex needs regularly experience. People with criminal justice histories in conjunction with mental illness and/or cognitive impairment are the core focus of this project. So too are Aboriginal people (with criminal justice histories) and women with dependent children (with criminal justice histories). Eligibility to the project is dependent on the presence of the complex needs outlined above. Transitional AOD workers will meet with clients approximately one month before they are due to be released to identify post release AOD issues. Workers will support clients for up to three months with the aim of linking clients with mainstream AOD services where required, establishing ongoing support and thus reducing the likelihood of clients re-offending and returning to prison.


Office Hours

 

Contact CRC Broadway Office, Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm (closed Wed)

Area Serviced

 

Sydney Metropolitan

Cost of Service

Nil

Referral Required

Yes

In the first year of the project from November 2012 until November 2013, referrals will occur internally via CRC projects.

In the second year of the project from November 2013, referral options will be explored from Corrective Services, Connections, the ADHC Community Justice Project, and Alcohol and Other Drug services requiring additional support to provide their service to a complex needs client.


You may contact us for more information on this service.