Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

For New Zealand lawyers interested in attending the conference as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan, the conference offers up to 12.5 hours of CPD activities.

Anticipated educational outcomes:

Participants in the conference can expect to:

  1. Gain an appreciation and understanding of the current law and policy issues regarding the AODT Courts in Aotearoa New Zealand, including the following core topics:
    • the origins and evidence base of the AODT Court model;
    • the innovations of the AODT Courts in Aotearoa New Zealand, including the role of the Pou Oranga (the AODT Courts’ tikanga cultural adviser and recovery role model) and engagement of peer support ‘alongsiders’;
    • whether the current AODT Court model fulfils its therapeutic and restorative potential, including by appropriately responding to the specific needs of Māori, Pasifika, women, and families; and
    • how the AODT Court model should be shaped going forward in order to remain robust and responsive to the communities it is designed to serve, including to better support the recovery and re-integration of participants who have completed the AODT Court programme; and
  2. Develop their problem-solving skills by reflecting on how to shape the AODT Court model going forward (informed by the conference sessions).

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