Proposed Legal Services Model - AODT Court, Auckland and Waitākere

Closed 5 Apr 2021

Opened 8 Mar 2021

Overview

Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua, the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment (AODT) Court, began as a pilot in November 2012 at the District Court in Auckland and Waitākere. In December 2019, the Minister of Justice announced the Government's commitment to making the pilot AODT Court in Auckland and Waitākere permanent.

An updated legal services model is proposed to support the permanent AODT Court at Auckland and Waitākere. The proposed model also intends to address one of the recommendations of the AODT Court Outcomes Evaluation 2018-2019, to review the existing Defence Counsel and Supervisor roles to determine the most effective and efficient structure.

We encourage anyone with an interest in legal services provided to Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua in Auckland and Waitākere, to provide feedback on the proposed legal services model.

How to provide feedback on the model for the AODT Court in Auckland and Waitākere

You can submit your feedback on the proposed changes by either:

  • using the online consultation pages; or
  • by emailing your feedback to admin.AODTC@justice.govt.nz with the subject line: Proposed Legal Services Model - Auckland and Waitākere.

Contact us

If you have any queries about these changes, please contact us at admin.AODTC@justice.govt.nz with the subject line: Proposed Legal Services Model - Auckland and Waitākere.

Personal information and confidentiality

We will hold your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.

We may be asked to release submissions in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982 and the Privacy Act 2020. These laws have provisions to protect sensitive information given in confidence, but we can’t guarantee the information can be withheld. We won’t release individual contact details. If you want your submission to be treated as confidential, we ask you to clearly indicate that in your submission.

Proposed legal services model for the AODT Court in Waikato

In December 2019, the Minister of Justice also announced the set-up of a new AODT Court in the Waikato. We will invite your feedback on the proposed new model for the new AODT Court in Waikato in the next few weeks.

Audiences

  • Legal profession

Interests

  • Legal services