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Forensic mental health

Forensic mental health is a specialist area of the mental health system that provides services to meet the needs of offenders with mental disorders.

The services provided may include:

  1. inpatient acute and continuing care
  2. rehabilitation services
  3. mental health services provided within custodial settings
  4. provision of mental health services within the community.

The Forensic Mental Health Service operates in close collaboration with the South Australian Prison Health Service (Department of Health), Disability SA, the Department for Correctional Services and SA Police.

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