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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 3 June 2021) . . Page.. 1794 ..


(2) There are four psychology positions within CMH, however two positions are currently vacant. Three psychology positions are for Registered Psychologists and one position is for a Provisionally Registered Psychologist (intern role).

(3) There is no dedicated staff member specifically employed by Justice Health Services (JHS) for this purpose. Mental health education in addition to suicide and self-harm awareness training is provided to all new ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) officers by CMH staff. These sessions focus on the care and management of detainees presenting with moderate to severe mental illness as well as those at-risk of self-harm and suicide. CMH staff also provide impromptu education to ACTCS and JHS staff as required.

CMH have provided the following training to ACTCS within the last 12 months:

Suicide and Self-Harm (SASH) Training (ACTCS Recruit Training) – 20 October 2020; and

SASH (ACTCS Recruit Training) – 21 October 2020; and

Health Training (Custodial Recruit Training) – 7 December 2020; and

SASH (for casual ACTCS Officers) – 17 February 2021.

(4) Please see response to question 2.

(5) CMH staff provide mental health training when new ACTCS officers commence employment as well as impromptu education as required.

(6) There is no dedicated staff member employed by JHS for this purpose.

(7) Not applicable.

(8) JHS staff have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


Health justice partnerships—funding(Question No 224)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Justice Health, upon notice, on 23 April 2021 (redirected to the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence):

(1) What organisations are funded by the ACT Government to provide the Health Justice Partnerships, and how long have each of them been providing this service.

(2) What is the complete breakdown of funding to each organisation.

(3) How many clients were assisted by the Health Justice Partnership in the last financial year.

(4) How many clients received by the Health Justice Partnership progressed their discussions to formal legal proceedings against their abuser in the past financial year.


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