Policing and pathways to diversion and care among vulnerable young people who use alcohol and other drugs

Subjects: 
Research Bulletin no: 
5
Published: 
August 2016
Rachael Green, Joanne Bryant, Rebecca Gray, David Best, Jake Rance, Sarah MacLean, Rebecca Brown

This report explores the facilitators and barriers to care for vulnerable young people who use alcohol and other drugs and who have police contact. In particular, it investigates the role that police in inner-city areas of Sydney (New South Wales/NSW) and Melbourne (Victoria) have in relation to young people’s pathways in the health and welfare service system.