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The Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre (CDTCC) located on the Parlea Correctional Complex, around 40km north-west of Sydney. The CDTCC is operated by CSNSW and is separate yo Parklea Correctional Centre.
CDTCC houses participants who have been sentenced to a Compulsory Drug Treatment Order by the NSW Drug Court in Parramatta.
(02) 9678 4171
66 Sentry Drive PARKLEA NSW 2768
CDTCC StaffPO Box 3000 Stanhope Gardens NSW 2768
PO Box 3001 Stanhope Gardens NSW 2768
The nearest railway station is Blacktown. The 741 Busways bus operates from the station on an hourly basis seven days a week.
Parking is available at the centre.
Bookings for video and in-person visits are required and can be made by phone.
To make a booking, please phone the visit bookings line on (02) 9678 4181 Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 3:00pm (excluding public holidays).
Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre to confirm visit and visiting time.
New COVID-safety measures apply to in-person visits, make sure you know the rules before you book.
In-person visits take place on Saturday between 10:00am and 3:00pm.
Video visits take place on Sundays and public holidays between 10:00am and 3:00pm.
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 an interagency endeavour - primarily between Corrective Services NSW, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network 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 several steps to complete before an offender becomes a participant of the Program.
The sentencing court, based in metropolitan Sydney, finds the defendant to be an "eligible convicted offender" on the basis of five eligibility criteria:
If the defendant meets the above criteria, the sentencing court refers him to the Parramatta Drug Court.
The Drug Court considers three additional eligibility criteria in the defendant:
If found to be an "eligible convicted offender", the Drug Court then considers suitability.
A suitability assessment, conducted by the CDTCC team provides information to the Drug Court regarding
If the defendant is considered eligible and suitable, the Drug Court imposes a Compulsory Drug Treatment Order.
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:Linda.email@example.com
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.