The Safe Night Out Strategy is the Queensland Government’s plan to reduce alcohol and drug-related violence in Queensland’s nightlife.
Part of the strategy requires offenders to complete a one-off Drug & Alcohol Assessment and Referral (DAAR) course.
(Offenders are defined as people aged 18 years and over who have been charged with one or more of the prescribed offences, where it is alleged that the offence was committed in a public place and while intoxicated).
We are the statewide lead service provider for the DAAR program, in a consortium model which includes Drug Arm Australasia, Bridges Aligned Services, Royal Flying Doctors Service and Harmony Place.
WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
Offenders are referred to the program as part of their bail condition.
DAAR appointments run for two hours and can be offered face to face in a range of locations, or by phone/video conferencing for more remote clients.
The appointment includes:
- comprehensive assessment
- brief intervention
- education and referral.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL?
Yes, you will receive a referral when you are being processed on bail. You will be asked by the Police Officer at the watch house about suitable times for program attendance.
The course must be completed prior to your attendance in Court. There are occasions when you may receive a referral as part of a Court appearance.
IS THERE A COST?
No, services provided by this program are free of charge.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
To find out more about the program, call us on 1300 727 957 or email your query to [email protected]. Our friendly staff will talk to you about how we can best help out.
WHERE IS IT LOCATED?
Lives Lived Well delivers the program face to face in:
- Gold Coast
- and Cairns.
Other consortium members deliver the program in:
- Far North Queensland
- and Southport.
Phone counselling is also provided Queensland-wide.
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