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    Ms T was collected by staff from custody, on bail conditions, into Guthrie House in August 2015. She is an Aboriginal woman from a rural and remote location.

    Upon entering Guthrie House Ms T asked her mother to care for her children whilst she was in the Guthrie House program.

    Ms T had a history of substance abuse and was keen to lead a life of sobriety and move away from the criminal justice system. During her time at Guthrie House she attended alcohol and other drug counselling, Narcotics Anonymous meetings and re‑lapse prevention programs. The Aboriginal Support Worker worked alongside Ms T to keep her in contact with her family whilst she was in rehabilitation.

    Additionally, the Aboriginal Support Worker accompanied Ms T to Bathurst Local Court for her court appearances, by driving there and returning to Guthrie House. Ms T completed the program and returned to her family and children. The Aboriginal Support Worker connected Ms T with community resources to assist her to maintain her sobriety.