Legal scales

On 27 July 2016, the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT Limited and UNSW Law Faculty will host a full day workshop for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists and other mental health care professionals who are interested in working within the criminal justice system.

The purpose of the training is to equip participants with an understanding of the laws and procedures relating to the mental health pathways within the justice system and to develop skills in report writing and providing expert opinions in court. The workshop also aims to connect participants to legal services so that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are before the courts are referred to culturally appropriate mental health services.

Please Note: This workshop is only for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health professionals. If you are not an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person but are interested in this workshop, please contact Rebecca McMahon at r.mcmahon@unsw.edu.au to register your interest in future training opportunities

Further information is available from www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mental-illness-and-the-criminal-justice-system-workshop-tickets-23740983922