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Strengthening prospects for safe and lasting family reunification: can a Family Drug and Alcohol Court make a contribution?

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Strengthening prospects for safe and lasting family reunification : can a Family Drug and Alcohol Court make a contribution? / Harwin, Judith; Alrouh, Bachar; Ryan, Mary; Tunnard, Jo.

In: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, Vol. 35, No. 4, 12.2013, p. 459-474.

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Harwin, Judith ; Alrouh, Bachar ; Ryan, Mary ; Tunnard, Jo. / Strengthening prospects for safe and lasting family reunification : can a Family Drug and Alcohol Court make a contribution?. In: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 2013 ; Vol. 35, No. 4. pp. 459-474.

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