Youth justice drug policy and strategy

The goal of the Youth Justice drug policy is to assist young people to stop using drugs. This policy position results from a systematic exploration of the needs of young people who are involved in the youth justice system and who use drugs.

The Youth Justice drug strategy articulates the way forward to better meet their needs in regard to achieving a drug free lifestyle and reduce the likelihood of them reoffending. This policy has been informed by and is consistent with established Government drug treatment policies.

The document is in two parts. The first part is contextual and sets the rationale for the development of the Youth Justice Drug Policy and Strategy and the context in which it sits. The second part of the document is the Youth Justice Drug Policy and Strategy (sections 3 and 4).

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