Family and Criminal Reports

Family and Criminal Reports


MAG provides Criminal Law reports in support of an application under Section 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act. These reports are commonly used to divert those who suffer from mental conditions away from criminal penalisation and towards getting help and treatment they need.

A Section 32 can be granted in situations where someone was suffering from a mental condition at the time of the alleged offence, or can be shown to be suffering from an ongoing mental condition during the court proceedings.

If your client has been charged with an offence and the court makes an order pursuant to  a section 32, the effect of such an order is that your client will not be dealt with under the court system, but rather by a court-mandated mental health treatment plan and will not receive a criminal conviction for this offence.


MAG now have Psychiatrists who can provide dual reports for the Family Law Court in relation to parental access children to children.  Previously, this was largely provided by psychologists and social workers, however, we have recently seen a trend towards greater use of Psychiatrist reports.

For more information or call us today 02 8090 7611.

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