Mental Health and Mental Health Courts

Mental health courts connect defendants with mental health problems with appropriate treatment and support resources within the community and seek to promote their engagement in the treatment programs. Proper assessment of participants' needs and the development of a treatment plan accordingly are features of these programs. Mental health court participants often also have related problems such as homelessness and substance abuse problems.


Queensland Mental Health Court
South Australia: Magistrates Court: Court Diversion Program
Tasmania: Magistrates Court of Tasmania Mental Health Diversion
Victoria: Mental Health Court Liaison Service 
Victoria: Assessment and Referral Court List, Magistrates Court of Victoria

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