Court programs

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.

Community Justice Group Program

A program supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims and offenders in the criminal justice system

Court Link

A bail-based program helping people get the support and treatment they need to address the underlying causes of offending

Drug and Alcohol Assessment Referral

A course helping defendants who identify drug and/or alcohol use as a contributing factor in their offending behaviour

Illicit Drug Court Diversion Program

A program addressing defendants’ drug use in its early stages and reducing drug-related offending

Remote Justices of the Peace Program

Remote JP courts improve access to the criminal justice system for remote communities, and empower and enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, Elders and Respected Persons to play positive roles in the criminal justice system

Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Courts

Specialist Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) courts aim to improve service delivery to those affected by domestic and family violence through a multi-disciplinary and collaborative model.