Mental Health, Autism & Learning Disabilities in the Criminal Courts

Information for magistrates, district judges and court staff

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Some questions you might want to consider

Some questions you might want to consider:

  • What programmes or interventions for women are available in your area?
  • Do you know if there is a women’s centre in your area and, if so, have you visited it?
  • Do pre-sentence reports provide the necessary information about a woman’s needs, including whether she has dependent children?
  • How often does your Bench defer sentence for a restorative justice programme?

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