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The Drug Court of NSW is a specialist court that sits in four locations, Parramatta, Toronto, Sydney and Dubbo in New South Wales, Australia. It takes referrals from the Local and District Courts of offenders who are dependent on drugs and who are considered to be eligible for a Drug Court program.
Download a copy of the Drug Court Facts Sheet (PDF, 123.3 KB) (PDF 124KB) for more information.
The Drug Court of NSW attempts to address underlying drug dependency which has resulted in criminal offending.
Drug courts have emerged in a number of countries as a result of growing disenchantment with the ability of traditional criminal justice approaches to provide long term solutions to the cycle of drug use and crime - read more about the history of the Drug Court of NSW.
There are four current locations of the court, in Parramatta, Toronto, Sydney CBD and Dubbo. Visit our Contacts page for more details.
The Drug Court Act 1998 (No 150 Part 3 Division 2 Section 24 'Jurisdiction of Drug Court') states the Drug Court has the following jurisdiction:
11 May 2023
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