CJRC Forum - Mental Health and the Legal system

On 9 July 2007, over 40 people attended a forum on the intersection between the mental health and legal systems. Interesting and informative presentations were made by Justice Richard Schneider (Justice of the Mental Health Court in Ontario, Canada - the keynote speaker), Nathan Smyth, Sue Brennan and Paul Mullen.

The CJRC has collated the information presented on the evening and it is available below.

The CJRC has made a multimedia (flash player) presentation of the forum (this will open and resize in a new window). Please note, this is a very large file and may take a while to load and view on slower computers or over slow internet connections. If you would like a (free) copy on CD please complete the forum multimedia request form.

Topic Presentation
 The Australian Mental Health System Click to download Nathan Smyth's presentation (596 KB, ppt)
 The Victorian Mental Health System Click to download Sue Brennan's presentation (435 KB, ppt)
 Forensicare perspective Click to download Paul Mullen's presentation (1.2MB, ppt)
 Canadian Mental Health Court Richard Schneider did not use PowerPoint

The forum was supported by financial assistance from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

The reproduction of the forum is being supported with the assistance of a Small Grant from the Victoria Law Foundation.

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