Stage 2

Investment $57.6 million

Victorian Budget 2016/17

Whole of Government – Ice Action Plan Initiative

Expansion of the Drug Court of Victoria

Key Components

$32 million to expand operations in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court to supervise offenders whose drug dependency is linked to their crime.

Achievements

The Melbourne Drug Court opened in March 2017 and is giving a further 170 participants each year the opportunity to address the underlying causes of their addiction.

Whole of Government – Ice Action Plan Initiative

Mental health, alcohol and other drugs facilities renewal

Key Components

$10 million to improve selected mental health and alcohol and other drug facilities.

Achievements

29 facilities renewal grants were allocated to Alcohol and other drug service providers.

Whole of Government – Ice Action Plan Initiative

Alcohol and drugs residential rehabilitation service

Key Components

$6 million to develop a new residential rehabilitation facility in the Grampians region.

Achievements

Construction will commence on a new a 20-bed residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility in January 2018.

Whole of Government – Ice Action Plan Initiative

Responding to ice in Aboriginal communities

Key Components

$4 million to continue and expand the Aboriginal Metropolitan Ice Partnership.

Achievements

Pilot projects in four metropolitan areas are continuing.

Whole of Government – Ice Action Plan Initiatives

Further training and support to better equip frontline workers

Key Components

$5.5 million for face-to-face training for up to 9,700 health and human services workers who may have contact with people affected by ice, and a customised training package to meet the needs of vulnerable population groups, including Aboriginal people and LGBTI groups.

Achievements

5,000 face-to-face training places have been offered to frontline workers, and 3,000 paramedics will receive this training by the end of 2017.