The Community Integration Program provides short-term support and linkage assistance to people with a serious mental illness leaving the Melbourne Assessment Prison, the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre or Melbourne Remand Centre. Support is usually provided for approximately six-eight weeks following release from prison, or until linkages are established. The focus is on re-connecting the client with their local area mental health service.
The Community Integration Program also provides comprehensive case management to forensic patients as defined by the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 who are being discharged from Thomas Embling Hospital to the community. These clients are generally solely case managed by Forensicare’s Community Integration Program in the community until they progress onto a Non-Custodial Supervision Order.
For more information about our Community Integration Programs contact the Community Forensic Mental Health Service on telephone 9947 2500.