The Young Persons Opportunity Program (YPOP) is an early intervention program to assist young people who have drug use problems and are attending court. It is aimed at diverting young people away from the court system and into treatment.
YPOP is for young people aged 10 to 18 years who are considered to have an emerging or significant pattern of drug use and who have been referred to a juvenile justice team. The team will link the young person to the program.
As part of the program, the young person and their family will be able to talk to a Diversion Officer, who is a trained drug and alcohol counsellor. The Diversion Officer will provide information and ongoing support as well as access to other support services.
Contact the Alcohol and Drug Information Service for more information.