The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) inc.

May 2010 Directors Editorial - 31 May 2010

May 2010 Directors Editorial
Highlight for the month of May, ADAC asked to coordinate a roundtable discussion and spent 2 hours with the House of Representative Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Inquiry into the high level of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system when they met in Adelaide. Other organizations that appeared with ADAC include Kumangka Aboriginal Youth Service, Kura Yerlo Inc, Grannies Group, Wiltanendi and the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Disorders. ADAC also had staff appearing from Makin Tracks, Police Drug Diversion and Young Nungas Yarning Together, who was also interviewed by the Parliamentary Media team.

Other highlights included both The Director and Makin Tracks Project Officer, graduating from Sydney University in the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (SubUse). This also led to successful applications to the Training and Development Scheme (TDS formerly BMT 100) for funding for 3 ADAC staff to complete the Masters in Indigenous Health at Sydney University in the 2010/2011 financial years.

ADAC also hosted a successful camp for 20 young at risk Indigenous youth on Kangaroo Island with the Drug and Alcohol services South Australia (DASSA) that is the second time that we have hosted this camp. ADAC Director was invited to the Aboriginal Health Council (AHCSA) Board meeting to discuss ways that we could work together.

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