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The Drugs/Crime cycle: Insight from Research and Practice

Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council (Tas) Inc

Friday, 26 July 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

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The Drugs/Crime cycle: Insight from Research and Practice

 

This presentation aims to:

  • increase understanding of best practice collaboration in working with offenders with substance misuse issues
  • increase understanding of justice programs and the role of community organisations
  • increase knowledge of the requirements of working with the justice systems
  • explore some of the boundaries of the worker / client relationship when working with offenders with substance misuse issues

 

Who: All ATOD frontline workers

Where: Hobart (and via videconference)

When: 26th July

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: Free

 

 

Presenters

Amanda Street has worked at the ATDC for the past 2½ years in the role of Sector Capacity Building Project Officer. She recently completed a Master of Criminology and Corrections and also has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tasmania with majors in Criminology and Law. Amanda has a strong passion for working in the community sector and is passionate about social justice.

Andrew Verdouw’s current role at the Tasmania Prison Service is managing the day to day work of the intervention programs unit to deliver a range of criminogenic and preparatory programs to inmates. Previously he managed the Salvation Army’s Bridge program for 5 years and the Mission Australia U-Turn program for 3 years. Andrew has also worked in community sector programs across homelessness, drug & alcohol, needle syringe programs, and youth justice.

Norman Alexander is currently on secondment to the Department of Justice as Team Leader, Court Mandated Diversion, and has worked in the Corrections environment for a number of years. Working in remote areas of the Northern Territory, in the 11 years to 2009, provided extensive exposure to the issues of endemic substance abuse and the associated antisocial/criminal activity.

 

 

Registrations must be received no later than 2 weeks prior to scheduled training

Training may be cancelled if insufficient registrations are received

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Please note that no catering will be provided; refreshments may be purchased from Lazenby’s prior to the scheduled session

Have questions about The Drugs/Crime cycle: Insight from Research and Practice? Contact Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council (Tas) Inc

When & Where


Rm 209 Arts Building, UTAS Sandy Bay
Churchill Avenue
Sandy Bay, TAS 7005
Australia

Friday, 26 July 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (AEST)


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Organiser

Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council (Tas) Inc

Who We Are And What We Do

The ATDC is the peak body representing the interests of the community service organisations that provide services to people with substance misuse issues in Tasmania. The ATDC has a key role in advocating for adequate resources for the delivery of evidence-based alcohol, tobacco and other drug initiatives. In this regard, the ATDC represents the interests of a broad range of service providers and individuals concerned with prevention, early intervention, treatment and supply reduction and research.

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Our Vision

A Tasmanian community in which health and well-being are promoted and alcohol, tobacco and other drug harm is prevented or substantially reduced.

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Our Mission

To provide leadership, strengthen the capacity of, and promote the interests of non-government, not-for-profit organisations to affect positive outcomes for all people affected by the misuse of alcohol, tobacco and/or other drugs.

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