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The Drugs/Crime cycle: Insight from Research and Practice

Title: The Drugs/Crime cycle: Insight from Research and Practice

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Date: 2013-07-26

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Start Time: 11:00

End Time: 13:00

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Location: Hobart, with videoconference links
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 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

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About the panel members:

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.

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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.

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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.

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To video-conference:

  1. book your video conference facility
  2. download and fill out the fields marked with * in this form
  3. email completed form to lynnem@atdc.org.au
  4. register using the link below.

 

To Register:  click here

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Registrations must be received no later than 1 week prior to scheduled training

Training may be cancelled if insufficient registrations are received

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

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