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Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) Central Sydney

Caution. We have been unable to verify this information for over two years.

Phone: 02 9797 9930

Fax: 02 9797 9715

Location: 61 Liverpool Rd, Summer Hill NSW 2130


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 Sydney metro (Inner West Area), Bankstown, Burwood and Newtown.

Hours: 8.30am-5.00pm

Disability Access: Yes (Ramps)

Area Served: Sydney Metro (Inner West Area)

Keywords: Drug Addiction; Police; Courts of Law; Assessment and Referral Services; Youth; Women

© Burwood Council [64122] Last Full Review: 28Oct15

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