21 Feb 2017

Corrections drug counsellors "underqualified"

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 21 February 2017

Last year RNZ revealed that the Correction Department's provider of drug counselling, Care NZ, was being funded for non-existent drug counsellors. Now Corrections has put Care NZ's contract up for tender - but the document doesn't require counsellors to have any specific qualification or experience in drug treatment. Kathryn Ryan talks to Roger Brooking from Alcohol & Drug Assessment & Counselling in Wellington and the Corrections Department's Director of Programmes and Interventions, Juanita Ryan.