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Start Court

The Start Court is focused on providing more options for people appearing in court who have a 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:

  • Increase an individual’s connection with treatment support services and re-engage individuals with the most appropriate services to help manage their mental illness.
  • 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.
  • Increase public safety and ensure help with mental health issues is available.

Contact details

Legal Aid WA
32 St Georges Terrace
Phone: (08) 9261 6222
Fax: (08) 9325 5430

Magistrates Court Perth
Central Law Courts
501 Hay Street
Phone: (08) 9425 3422
Fax: (08) 9425 2777

Start Court Clinical Team
Department of Health
Phone: (08) 9224 2028
Fax: (08) 9224 3828

Last updated: 8-Jun-2016

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