Criminal justice services

We provide and fund services for people with a disability who are, or at risk of becoming, involved in the criminal justice system.

You need to contact your disability Intake and Response Service to access support related to your involvement in the criminal justice system.

We provide and fund services for people with a disability who are, or at risk of becoming, involved in the criminal justice system. Supports are aimed at preventing offending and minimising the risk of re-offending behaviour, as well as protecting and promoting the rights and responsibilities of people with a disability who come into contact with the criminal justice system.

Who can get assistance

You may get assistance if you meet the criteria as determined under the Disability Act 2006. This act is available from the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website.

How to get assistance

Contact your regional disability Intake and Response Service to find out more information about criminal justice services and how to apply.

Other services

Disability Forensic Assessment and Treatment Service

This service, formerly known as the State-wide Forensic Service, is funded by the department. It delivers time-limited treatment, support and residential services for people with a disability who display high-risk anti-social behaviour and are involved, or at risk of being involved, in the criminal justice system.

Disability Assessment and Treatment Service Framework

We have developed the framework to ensure delivery of timely and quality services, and to support effective monitoring and accountability of services. The framework defines service requirements and presents a service description and background information about the service.

Criminal Justice - Intellectual Disability

The department can help people with an intellectual disability by offering support and services. For those in contact with the criminal justice system, this support would aim to prevent the person from breaking the law.