The MERIT program model of care outlines the health service delivery within a therapeutic jurisprudence response to crime and offending behaviour. It describes the activities local health district and non-government organisation MERIT teams provide, to ensure clients receive person-centred, integrated, best practice alcohol and other drug treatment.

The model of care is a companion document to clinical guidelines, policy directives and the DCJ MERIT Operational Manual.

The MERIT program model of care aims to:

  • enable MERIT program consistency across NSW
  • guide best practice AOD treatment for MERIT clients
  • guide application of the NSW Health Clinical Care Standards for Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment (Clinical Care Standards) into MERIT program service delivery.

File Link: MERIT Model of Care
File Size: 1638 kb
Type: Report
Date of Publication: 08 August 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76023-038-8
SHPN: (CAOD) 211139