Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC today toured the NSW Drug Court during a sitting at Parramatta Local Court.
Invited by His Honour Judge Roger Dive, Senior Judge of the NSW Drug Court, Mr MacDonald observed proceedings of the Drug Court and witnessed the graduation of four successful Drug Court participants.
“Today broadened my understanding of the functions of the Drug Court and I thank His Honour Judge Dive for facilitating the visit.”
The Drug Court of NSW is a specialist court that sits in Parramatta, Toronto and Sydney in NSW, Australia. It takes referrals from the Local and District Courts of offenders who are dependent on drugs and who are eligible for a Drug Court program.
The Drug Court of NSW attempts to address underlying drug dependency which has resulted in criminal offending.
For more information visit http://www.drugcourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/