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Student Opportunity at the Melbourne Drug Court

The CIJ is offering a taster placement at the Melbourne Drug Court in November 2019.

*** Please note, applications have now closed

Based at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, the Melbourne Drug Court is a therapeutic court that focuses on the rehabilitation and treatment of offenders with a drug and/or alcohol dependency, post-sentence.

As part of the placement, students will meet with Drug Court Magistrate Tony Parsons before the court begins, and have the opportunity to consider the case management feedback sheets used by case managers and treatment providers to communicate with the Court regarding participants’ progress.

Students will then observe the Drug Court in the morning and mainstream Magistrates’ Court in the afternoon, as a contrast.

PLACEMENT DATE: 8.30am – 4.30pm 14 November 2019

Applications are to be emailed for the attention of Kate Ottrey at and include the following:

— Tell us in 150 words why you would like to undertake this taster placement

— Include your year level and the expected completion date of your JD

— Include a copy of your resume that includes current contact details

Applications are due on 27 October 2019.