Aotearoa AODTC Conference 2019 Event as iCalendar

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24 January 2019 - 25 January 2019

Venue: The Owen G Glenn Building

Location: University of Auckland Business School, Grafton Rd, Auckland.

Host: Auckland Law School with the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts


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The University of Auckland Faculty of Law and the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts, with the support of the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation, invite you to join us for the Aotearoa AODTC Conference 2019.

Based on an extensively evaluated United States model, enhanced to reflect our country and its people, two adult AODT Courts have been operating in Auckland and Waitākere since 2012. Following the early signs of success of these Courts under the initial pilot, the Minister of Justice, the Honourable Andrew Little, has expressed his support for the expansion of the AODT Courts across Aotearoa with a decision on permanent investment due next year after the results of an evaluation. Now is a critical time to reflect on the shape, scope and operation of these Courts.  The aim of the conference is to inform and inspire the future directions of the AODT Courts, and therapeutic jurisprudence, in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Topics to be explored during the conference include:

• The origins and evidence base of the AODT Court model;

• The innovations of the AODT Courts in Aotearoa New Zealand, including the role of the Pou Oranga (the AODT Courts’ tikanga cultural adviser and recovery role model) and engagement of peer support ‘alongsiders’;

• Whether the current AODT Court model fulfils its therapeutic and restorative potential, including by appropriately responding to the specific needs of Māori, Pasifika, women, and families; and

• How the AODT Court model should be shaped going forward in order to remain robust and responsive to the communities it is designed to serve, including to better support the recovery and re-integration of participants who have completed the AODT Court programme.

Earlybird closes on 14 December 2018.

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