What is the Court Liaison Officer?One of its key roles is to assist the Magistrates Court determine if a person was, or appears to have been, of unsound of mind at the time of committing an alleged offence or is unfit for trial.
When should I see the Court Liaison Service?If a person has been charged with an offence and have, or may have, a mental illness or intellectual disability, they may see the Court Liaison Service for an assessment.
Qld Health – Court Liaison Service Factsheet
What is forensic mental health?Forensic orders are made for persons charged with a serious offence who are found of unsound mind at the time of an alleged offence or unfit for trial. Persons on a forensic order may be treated or cared for without consent and, if necessary, detained in an authorised mental health service (AMHS) or the Forensic Disability Service.
Qld Health – Forensic Orders Factsheet
Qld Health Factsheets, Forms, Videos and Links including:
- Court factsheets
- Psychiatrist reports
- Request for evidence
- Chief Psychiatrist policies and guidelines
- Examination Order forms
- Classified Patient forms
LinksChildren’s Health Court Liaison
Legal Aid policy – Psychiatrist Reports
Legal Aid Court Diversion and Referral Information