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Research Report: On the edge of justice: the legal needs of people with a mental illness
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Chapter 7. Discussion and conclusion


The aim of this project was to examine the capacity of people with a mental illness in NSW to obtain legal assistance and participate effectively in the legal system. It also examined the role that non-legal service providers play in supporting people with a mental illness during the legal process and in accessing legal assistance. The Project sought the views of people with a mental illness, as well as legal service providers, court and tribunal staff, and non-legal service providers who provide support and advocacy to people with a mental illness. Qualitative methods of data collection, including semi-structured interviews and focus groups, were employed to gather these views. Information was also drawn from the relevant literature, available statistics and from case studies provided by stakeholders.

  


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Karras, M, McCarron, E, Gray, A & Ardasinski, S 2006, On the edge of justice: the legal needs of people with a mental illness in NSW, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, Sydney