Queensland Courts delivers various programs and diversionary initiatives that aim to change behaviours and treat the influences of offending behaviour.
These programs and initiatives address the underlying causes of offending behaviour by linking defendants with vital health, cultural and social services.
Below you’ll find details about each program, including how it works and who is eligible.
A program supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims and offenders in the criminal justice system
A course helping defendants who identify drug and/or alcohol use as a contributing factor in their offending behaviour
A program addressing defendants’ drug use in its early stages and reducing drug-related offending
A court process helping defendants access treatment and support services through short-term, bail-based referrals
A voluntary, bail-based diversion program for defendants charged with an offence relating to illicit drug use
A program helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples overcome disadvantages they may face when dealing with the criminal justice system as the victim of a criminal act, an accused person or in another role
A review of the Drug Court and specialist courts to support the reinstatement of the Drug Court