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Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) Western Sydney

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Phone: 02 9840 3474

Fax: 02 8838 2025

Location: Parramatta Court House, cnr George St and Marsden St, Parramatta NSW 2150


Description: The Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) program is a drug crime diversion initiative based in Local Courts throughout NSW and aimed at breaking the drug-crime cycle. The target population is adult defendants with illicit drug use problems who are motivated to undertake drug treatment. Once assessed as suitable and accepted onto the program, participants undertake supervised drug treatment as part of their bail conditions for a period of approximately 12 weeks. Defendants are closely managed by the MERIT team throughout the program with the Magistrate receiving regular reports on participation. Magistrates are able to consider the defendants progress in treatment as part of the final sentencing. Operating at Parramatta and Blacktown Courts.

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

Area Served: Western Sydney

Keywords: Drug Addiction; Police; Courts of Law; Rehabilitation Services; Broad Community

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