Justice & Forensic Mental Health Network provides a range of community health services, these include:
The Community Forensic Mental Health Service is comprised of mental health clinicians including psychiatrist, nurses and allied health staff. This service uses the consultation – liaison model and works closely with the Adult Ambulatory Correctional Mental Health Service, Court Liaison Service and other Local Health Districts.
The Connections Project aims to improve continuity of care for adult inmates with histories of problematic drug use who are being released into the community.
The Adolescent Community and Court Team works with other government agencies and Area Child Adolescent Community Mental Health Services to divert young people from custody.
The Community Integration Team is a pre and post release program offering continuum of care to recently released adolescents, with an emerging or serious mental illness and/ or problematic drug and alcohol use or dependence.
The Adult Drug Court program is a diversion program for drug dependent offenders. The aims, goals and objectives of the Drug Court Program are to reduce a person’s dependency on drugs and hence eliminate their need to commit crime to support the drug dependency. This program works with a broad range of stakeholders both health related and judicial, to support the rehabilitation of the participants of this innovative and highly successful program.
The Compulsory Drug Treatment program is an innovative abstinence focused program that is court mandated. This residential rehabilitation program within the correctional setting targets male offenders with long term addiction who have committed multiple offences over a long period to support their addiction. The program operates over three stages: Detention; semi- detention & supervision in a community setting.
Statewide Community & Court Liaison Service – assists Magistrates, Solicitors and Police Prosecutors at local courts with diversion of people with mental health problems and disorders by referring clients to appropriate mental health services in the community and to hospital settings.