Bedlam - Hypothetical Mental health and Justice
The Community Justice Coalition and International Commission of Jurists Australia
BEDLAM: A hypothetical journey through the Justice and Mental Health Systems
FACILITATED BY STEPHEN LANCKEN, PROMINENT SYDNEY MEDIATOR
WITH A PANEL OF EXPERTS:
GREG JAMES – Former President of the Mental Health Review Tribunal
ANGELA KARPIN – Former Judge of the District Court
OLAV NIELSSEN – Senior forensic psychiatrist
DOUGLAS HOLMES – Consumer Participation Officer, Inner City Health Program, St Vincent's Hospital
NSW POLICE REPRESENTATIVE - Sgt Matthew Ireland, Project coordinator, Mental health intervention team
Saturday 29th September
9.30am – 12.00 noon - Registration 9.15am
Sydney Mechanics School Of Arts Theatre
280 Pitt Street Sydney
Adults $20 Students, concession $10 Cash or cheque only
The journey begins...
Using a hypothetical format, we trace the journey of a mentally ill person who may have committed an offence, through the criminal justice and mental health systems. The panel of experts will be asked to address various factual situations. Our aim is to seek solutions to problems by taking a practical approach.
Join us as we explore the complex and often confusing pathways through these systems in the first of a series.
In this session, we examine the first 2 stages of the journey:- arrest or detention or surrender and subsequent appearance before a court or tribunal. Next year we will deal with the later stages of prison or detention in a mental health facility and post-release.