Forensicare has coordinating responsibility for the Forensic Clinical Specialist Program (FCSP), established to build forensic expertise and capacity in Victoria’s specialist mental health services. The FCSP is designed to improve the clinical skills and expertise of staff working with targeted clients who have offended or are at high risk of offending. Dedicated forensic clinicians are embedded within area mental health services to provide specialist clinical, training and service development functions, and to enhance sector capacity to support, manage and treat clients vulnerable to contact with the justice system. A small team of senior Forensicare clinicians provide specialist centralized coordination, orientation, training and education, secondary consultation and advice to support the functions of the FCSP.
For more information about the FCSP should be directed to Community Forensic Mental Health Service telephone 03 9947 2500.