4th September 2018
An Oversight Group was established by Minister for Mental Health to review and update the existing mental health policy A Vision for Change. As part of its consultation, the Group accepted submissions from Mental Health Reform members on the issue. As a member of Mental Health Reform, IPRT made a submission outlining the specific vulnerabilities of people with mental health difficulties who come into contact with the criminal justice system and how best to support them at a policy-level.
Among other issues, IPRT’s submission recommends:
To read the submission in full, click here.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.