Start Court Consumer and Carer Representatives

Published on 20 Jun 2018

The email address previously provided for submitting applications was incorrect.  Please submit your application to engagement@mhc.wa.gov.au

Please note if you have already submitted an application, it has not been received. Please resend to the above email address.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Mental Health Commission is looking for people with a lived experience of a mental illness or caring for someone who has and either personal or professional experience in the criminal justice system to represent a consumer and family/carer perspective on the Start Court SQRM (Safety Quality Risk Management) & Business Committee.

The Start Court operates within the Perth Magistrates Court. It offers mentally ill offenders a program that combines access to mental health services with regular appearances before a dedicated Magistrate. Successful engagement in the Start Court program can lead to the dismissal of charges or a reduced sanction (including in some cases the avoidance of imprisonment).

We are seeking people who have:

  • Personal experience of mental illness or caring for someone who has; and
  • Personal and/or professional experience with the criminal justice system.

Please return your Expression of Interest, addressing the selection criteria and the completed application form to engagement@mhc.wa.gov.au.

Applications close 9.00am Friday 13 July 2018.

For further information please contact Margaret Slattery, Manager Diversion Programs on
(08) 6553 0627, or margaret.slattery@mhc.wa.gov.au.

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