Status in progress
Domain
2. Fewer Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system
Goal
2.3 Fewer Aboriginal people progress through the criminal justice system
Outcome
2.3.3 More people successfully address fines, warrants and/or meet conditions of orders and sentences
Status
In progress
Agency
Justice Health, Department of Justice and Community Safety
Department of Health and Human Services
Corrections Victoria, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to

The Forensic Mental Health in Community Health (FMHiCH) program has been established in five locations. The FMHiCH program is designed to support the delivery of collaborative, safe, high quality primary forensic mental health services and facilitate referral and engagement with other relevant health services to support improved mental and physical health outcomes. The following community health organisations have partnered with Aboriginal organisations to ensure that Aboriginal clients are supported to access this program:

  • Monash Health Community in collaboration with Dandenong & District Aborigines Co-Operative Limited
  • Ballarat Community Health Service in collaboration with Grampians Community Health Services and Ballarat & District Aboriginal Co-operative
  • Co-health in collaboration with Bendigo Community Health Service and Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-operative
  • Peninsula Health in collaboration with  Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association
  • Latrobe Community Health Service in collaboration with Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation and Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association.

An evaluation of this project will commence shortly. 

Background

The FMHiCH program is designed to support the delivery of collaborative, safe, high quality primary forensic mental health services and facilitate referral and engagement with other relevant health services to support improved mental and physical health outcomes.