COMMIT 2 Change provides a case management service, harm minimisation sessions and ongoing support for COMMIT Court bail and parole clients who are heavy alcohol or drug users.

This program caters for high-needs offenders who are assessed as suitable for community sentencing but need addiction-focused support to remain in the community.

COMMIT 2 Change is accessible for people who are able to work, who need intensive intervention in their homes or when transitioning from our Transitional After Care program. It supports people to return to their own homes and allows them to take what they have learnt home, so it can be practised and reinforced on a daily basis.

COMMIT 2 Change offers structured sessions at our 4 Schwarz Crescent facility, and an outreach case management service clients can access while rebuilding their life and reintegrating into the community.


Our team provides:

  • Small group education sessions to address addiction and related attitudes and behaviour: 
    • harm minimisation
    • goal setting and planning
    • managing stress and preventing relapse
    • exercise therapy
  • One-on-one case management, support and counselling
  • Health support
  • Mental health support
  • Music therapy
  • Living skills
  • Financial counselling
  • Natural therapies
  • Family re-connection

Eligibility criteria:

  • People aged 17 and over
  • Heavy alcohol or drug users including fentanyl, methamphetamine, amphetamine, heroin
  • People on Community Corrections orders including COMMIT Court bail home detention
  • People on COMMIT Court Orders who have lapsed in their alcohol or drug use and who have been referred through the Court on a breach.
  • Everyone is welcome at DASA. Straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, inter-sex, or just not sure, you are ALL very welcome here.

To make a referral, complete the referral form below and email it to commit2change@dasa.org.au or fax it to 08 8953 4686.

Referral Form

The Team

COMMIT Case Manager

Lyndsey Doherty

lyndsey.doherty@dasa.org.au

COMMIT Case Manager

Craig Thorogood

craig.thorogood@dasa.org.au