Police Drug Diversion Initiative (PDDI)
The Police Drug Diversion Initiative (PDDI) diverts people detected by the police for simple possession drug offences to a health intervention instead of the justice system.
Drug and Alcohol Services SA is responsible for the statewide coordination of the PDDI program and supporting clinicians and health workers in administering the program.
How to become an approved PDDI worker
To apply to become an approved PDDI worker, complete the Application for Approval:
Only staff within PDDI Accredited non-government agencies are eligible to apply
- Registration Form: Application for approval to undertake PDDI drug assessment and drug treatment services (DOC 115KB)
(Please scan and return this signed application form with a copy of the applicant's current curriculum vitae.)
Administering the PDDI
The following resources are required for administering the PDDI:
- Police Drug Diversion Clinician Manual (PDF 1350KB)
- Activity Report Template (DOC 60KB)
- Client Episode Form (PDF 220KB)
- PDDI Appointment Summary (PDF 135 KB)
- PDDI Appointment Summary Glossary (PDF 110KB)
- Undertaking Conditions (PDF 40KB)
- Notice of Undertaking (PDF 39 KB)
- Notice of Completion of Undertaking (PDF 42KB)
- What is an Undertaking? fact sheet (PDF 70KB)
- ASSIST (screening tool)
Email activity and financial reports to the Senior Project Officer Health.AOD-NGO@sa.gov.au.
Contact the relevant person below, for matters that relate to:
Manager, Non-Government Programs, Drug and Alcohol Services SA
Telephone: (08) 7425 5000
Activity and financial reporting
Senior Project Officer, Illicit Drug Policy and Programs, Drug and Alcohol Services SA
Telephone: 7425 5133.
Accessing clinical support
Alcohol and Drug Information Service
Telephone: 1300 13 1340