Department of Health

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (better known as Forensicare) delivers inpatient and community forensic mental health services across Victoria.

Forensicare is a statutory authority and provider of specialist forensic mental health services under the Mental Health Act 2014.

Forensic mental health is a specialist area in the mental health system. It meets the needs of people with a mental illness who have offended or are at risk of offending.

Services include clinical assessment, treatment and management of people with a severe mental illness and offending behaviours, provision of psychiatric reports for court, and multidisciplinary treatment for people at high risk in the community.

Reviewed 28 May 2015


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