Drug court call for Mildura

A SPECIALIST drug court with the power to order convicted offenders to undergo treatment for addiction should be rolled out in Mildura, a magistrate has said.

Victoria’s Drug Court system was established in 2002 but it only expanded beyond the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court last year and still has not been rolled out in regional Victoria.

A Parliamentary committee inquiry into drug law reform recently recommended the government expand the number of drug courts in the state.

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