Court Liaison Service Downing Centre

Service Description

Provides a free service for people appearing in court who have a mental illness, mental disorder or are cognitively impaired and/or display behaviour that is thought to be related to their mental health. A mental health clinician completes a mental health assessment with consent of the person. The report is provided to the Magistrate, Police Prosecutor, and Defence Solicitor. The report includes details of the person's mental health and recommendations for care and treatment if appropriate. Court Liaisons work in several courts throughout NSW.

Alternate Names: Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network

Hours of Operation

8:30am-5:00pm Mon-Fri


Referral System

By Court or Magistrate

Service Fees


Organisational Information

Area Served

Sydney Metro

Parent Organisation

NSW Government, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network

Other Information

Volunteering Opportunities


Other Contacts

Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Hotline 1800 222 472

Last Updated: 22 October 2021