Photos from AODTC 2019. Click here to view the full gallery


Taonga Artwork by Assoc Prof Steve Gibbs (Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Ngāti Kahungunu). These hang in each of the AODT Court courtrooms and represent many themes such as those from the Serenity Prayer, while also referencing New Zealand’s bi-cultural (now multi-cultural) heritage

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whare Wānanga o

Tāmaki Makaurau

The University of Auckland Faculty of Law and the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts, with the support of the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation, invite you to join us for a conference on:

The Future Directions of the

 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts

– Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua –

in Aotearoa New Zealand 

24 – 25 January 2019

Owen G Glenn Business School (OGGB)

 University of Auckland, Grafton Road, Auckland

Based on an extensively evaluated United States model, enhanced to reflect our country and its people, two adult AODT Courts have been operating in Auckland and Waitākere since 2012. Following the early signs of success of these Courts under the initial pilot, the Minister of Justice, the Honourable Andrew Little, has expressed his support for the expansion of the AODT Courts across Aotearoa with a decision on permanent investment due next year after the results of an evaluation. Now is a critical time to reflect on the shape, scope and operation of these Courts.  The aim of the conference is to inform and inspire the future directions of the AODT Courts, and therapeutic jurisprudence, in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Topics to be explored during the conference include:

The conference will bring together an exciting line up of local and international experts with policy makers, the judiciary, the legal profession, police, corrections, the health and recovery communities, AODT Courts’ graduates, iwi, students and academics for informed, robust, conversations about what is needed for the successful expansion of these innovative solutions-oriented Courts within Aotearoa New Zealand.

Pounamu (greenstone pendants) ready to be presented to graduates of the AODT Court at one of the six-monthly He Takitini ceremonies, where graduates formally join the court’s alumni group.

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