Queensland Magistrates Early Referral into Treatment
Courts Innovation Programs - Magistrates Court
The Queensland Magistrates Early Referral into Treatment (QMERIT) program encourages offenders with illicit drug use problems to undergo treatment while they are on bail.
The 12-16 week treatment program helps motivated drug offenders to overcome their drug use and end their associated criminal behaviour.
QMERIT currently operates as a pilot program in the Maroochydoore and Redcliffe Magistrates Courts and is delivered in partnership with Queensland Health.