My Constituency Question is for the Attorney-General regarding the need for a Drug Court in Mildura.
Drug Courts are helping to improve community safety and reduce the burden on our corrections system, by addressing the underlying causes of serious drug related crime and break the cycle of offending.
Drug Treatment Orders combine the health support for someone dealing with addiction with the necessary accountability on offenders by operating within the court system.
The establishment of a Drug Court in Shepparton was very welcome and given the level of drug addiction and related crime in Mildura, also in my electorate, there is evidence to support the need for a drug court in this region.
With this in mind, my question is to ask the Government to detail its timeline for establishing a Drug Court in Mildura?