The CREDIT/Bail Support Program was created from the merge of two court bail programs. In December 2004, in consultation with the Department of Justice and Corrections Victoria the Magistrates' Court of Victoria combined the Court Referral & Evaluation for Drug Intervention & Treatment Program (CREDIT) and the Bail Support Program (BSP).
The CREDIT/ Bail Support Program aims to achieve the following outcomes:
Clients may be provided with a range of services whilst on bail, including:
Referral to the CREDIT/ Bail Support Program can be made by a Magistrate, police officer, legal representative, court nominee, family or the client themselves. Clients are required to commit to treatment and attend regular support meetings with their case manager. Referrals can be located from the Related Publications menu on the right of this page and lodged via email.
Further information on the CREDIT/Bail Support Program is available from the brochure, the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria Guide to Court Support & Diversion Services on this website or by contacting the relevant court.