The Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre (CDTCC) is separately based on the Parklea Correctional Complex. The CDTCC is approximately 40km north-west of the Sydney central business district. It houses participants who have been sentenced to a Compulsory Drug Treatment Order by the NSW Drug Court in Parramatta. Participants on the Stage 3 Program are under supervision in the community after they have been released from the CDTCC.
CDTCC StaffPO Box 3000 Stanhope Gardens NSW 2768
PO Box 3001 Stanhope Gardens NSW 2768
66 Sentry Drive PARKLEA NSW 2768
(02) 9678 4171
The nearest railway station is Blacktown and the 741 Busways bus operates from the station on an hourly basis seven days a week. Visitors disembark and alight the bus at a bus shelter located in Sentry Drive near the entrance to the complex.
The CDTCC is situated at 66 Sentry Drive Parklea, which can be accessed from either Quakers Hill Parkway or Stanhope Parkway near Parklea Markets. The Parklea Correctional Complex has a large visitor car park situated within the grounds.
All visitors must be pre-booked between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday - (02) 9678 4171 (excluding public holidays).
Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre to confirm visit and visiting time.
Saturdays and Sundays (and public holidays):
Legal practitioners may visit from Monday to Friday between 9am - 3pm. Notification of intention to visit must be made by telephoning the Centre on (02) 96784133 or in writing to the Director.
The CDTCC is enclosed by security fencing. Static and dynamic security strategies are designed to prevent drugs from entering the centre.
The CDTCC is an interagency endeavour - primarily between Corrective Services, Justice Health and NSW Justice. A multidisciplinary team at the centre ensures treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration of male participants who have repeatedly offended in order to support a severe drug dependence.
The CDTCC is primarily guided by the Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre Act 2004 which commenced on 21 July 2006. The CDTCC was opened by the Minister for Justice on 23 September 2006 and received its first participants on 4 September 2006.
The Order is "compulsory" because neither the Crown nor the offender has a right to object to, or appeal against, the referral to the Drug Court for consideration of a Compulsory Drug Treatment Order.
There are 3 stages in the Program:
There are several steps to complete before an offender becomes a participant of the Program.
If the defendant meets the above criteria, the sentencing court refers him to the Parramatta Drug Court.
If a Compulsory Drug Treatment Order is imposed, the participant is moved to the CDTCC. A Compulsory Drug Treatment Personal Plan is developed within three weeks for the Judge to approve. The Personal Plan imposes conditions on the participant regarding drug treatment and rehabilitation throughout the Order.
The Case Coordinator will develop the Personal Plan together with the participant to:
The Drug Court then monitors the progression of the participant from Stage 1 to Stage 2 and then to Stage 3 on the basis of meeting the conditions of the Personal Plan. The Drug Court and the Commissioner, Corrective Services can also regress a participant backward through the Stages or revoke the participant from the Program when certain conditions of the Personal Plan are not met.
For more information contact the Director: Jane.Moore@dcs.nsw.gov.au
The team is made up of:
The team conduct assessments and provide court reports, co-facilitate group programs, provide individual support, conduct staff training, and are engaged in research and evaluation.