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Thursday 16th November 2023

Seminar | 4:45 PM-6:00 PM

Mental illness and drug dependency are common in people appearing in the criminal justice system. Yet they often don’t get the support they need.

In this series, you will build your knowledge of mental illness and drug dependency.  

You will learn about the range of supports and resources available to help you confidently respond in cases involving these issues. 

You will also explore: 

  • the nature of mental illness and its diagnosis  
  • drug dependency and dual diagnosis 
  • access to treatment options and forensic mental health services 
  • the Assessment and Referral Court at the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria 
  • sentencing options 
  • considerations for young people, women and First Nations people involved in the criminal justice system.