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Start Court

The Start Court is focused on providing more options for people in Court with mental illness, and more capacity for the Court to respond in ways that support people and also address offending behaviour.  

Operating out of the Magistrates Courts at Perth, the Start Court aims to:

To increase an individual’s connection with treatment support services and re-engage individuals with the most appropriate services to help manage their mental illness

To find a therapeutic solution to address offending behaviour in a manner which helps an individual manage their mental health issues and make positive changes to their life to help reduce the likelihood of future contact with the criminal justice system.

To increase public safety and ensure those with mental health issues who need help receive it.

Magistrates Court Perth
Start Court Coordinator
501 Hay Street
PERTH WA 6000
Phone: 9425 3422
Fax: 9425 2777
Email: perthstartcourt@justice.wa.gov.au 

Legal Aid WA
55 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Phone: 9261 6227
Fax: 9261 6445
Email: StartCourt@legalaid.wa.gov.au

Start Court Clinical Team
Department of Health
 
Phone: 9224 2028
Fax: 9224 3828
Email: STARThealth@health.wa.gov.au

Last updated: 23-Sep-2015

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