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People with mental health disorders and cognitive impairment in the criminal justice system: cost-benefit analysis of early support and diversion

8 Aug 2013
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This report models the cost-benefits of introducing diversionary programs early in life for people with mental health disorders and cognitive impairment.

This report uses New South Wales as the example for discussion as it has the best information on mental health disorders and cognitive impairment in the criminal justice system.

Released by the Australian Human Rights Commission, this report is based on a paper presented at the Australian Human Rights Commission and University of New South Wales roundtable Access to Justice in the Criminal Justice System for People with Disability, held at the University of New South Wales on 22 April 2013.

Authored by Ruth McCausland, Sarah Johnson, Eileen Baldry and Anna Cohen.

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2013
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