The Departments of Justice and Regulation and Health and Human Services have released a new Forensic Alcohol and Other Drugs Service Delivery Model (the Model).

Posted to ENEWS for Anna Keato on behalf of DHHS.

The development of the Model has been a significant undertaking and the culmination of more than two years work. The engagement and significant input from the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector and Community Correctional Services (CCS) has been crucial to guiding the Model’s development to ensure enhanced delivery of AOD treatment for community based offenders under the supervision of CCS.

The new Model is founded on a set of agreed core principles that bridge AOD treatment and offender case management and provides for a range of service enhancements including:  

  •    A new forensic screening and assessment tool
  •    New intensive criminogenic AOD Group programs targeted at medium to high risk offenders.
  •    A new Collaborative Practice Framework; and
  •    A range of workforce initiatives to be delivered in 2018-19 including a forensic AOD
    e-learning module the expansion of forensic group facilitation training and a new forensic AOD workforce quality assurance approach.

The Model and related initiatives are part of a suit of broader government initiatives to improve service system responses to people with complex needs.

A copy of the Model is available via and will be available via

The Department of Justice and Regulation and the Department of Health and Human Services will be hosting a number of local workshops to launch the release of the Model and begin its formal implementation. Further information on these workshops will be communicated shortly.