Accused persons now have the ability to access the Court's CISP upon making a bail application, bail variation, plea of guilty or deferral of sentence in the County Court.
CISP offers a coordinated approach to the assessment and treatment of accused persons, focusing on proactive ways to address underlying causes of offending behaviour, providing case management support and linking program participants to support services such as:
Accused persons are required to undergo a formal risk assessment and screening process before being accepted into the program. If accepted, they are engaged with a CISP case manager who coordinates their treatment, provides regular case management, reviews their progress and provides written reports to the Court.
Case management will be available throughout court legal processes as required and will offer participants the ability to exit and re-enter CISP if their need or risk changes. People accused of sex offences are ineligible for CISP at the County Court.
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