Projects / Cross-sector
Enhancing AOD treatment access for offenders

Clients referred from the Justice sector comprise a substantial number of AOD referrals for member organisations of the AOD Provider Collaborative. Understanding what treatment exists, and the ways clients and their families can access treatment effectively is important. In 2016, the AOD Provider Collaborative commissioned a report to inform AOD treatment and pathways of care for people involved with Justice and/or Corrections in the Counties Manukau DHB catchment area. The report explores:

  • How people who have AOD problems, and who have been released from prison, are on remand, or have received a deferred sentence, can achieve increased access to recovery support.
  • How services that support offenders living in the community can increase access to information about community-based AOD treatment services and other recovery supports.
  • How collaborative relationships between AOD treatment providers, Department of Justice and the Department of Corrections can be enhanced.