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Reference received: 17 September 2007; expanded 7 July 2008
Report 135: People with cognitive and mental health impairments in the criminal justice system: Diversion (PDF, 2.0 MB), August 2012
Report 138: Criminal Responsibility and Consequences (PDF, 2.2 MB), June 2013
In April 2011, we hosted a symposium on whether NSW should introduce a Mental Health Court, of which excerpts were broadcast on Radio National. ("All in the Mind": Mental health courts and the challenge of therapeutic jurisprudence)
Pursuant to s 10 of the Law Reform Commission Act 1967 the Law Reform Commission is to undertake a general review of the criminal law and procedure applying to people with cognitive and mental health impairments, with particular regard to:
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the ongoing connection Aboriginal people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal people as the original custodians of this land.