The criminal justice mental health team provides an innovative screening service available at several points within the Criminal Justice System. This allows early detection and assessment of offenders with mental health problems to ensure appropriate and effective outcomes.
The service is aimed at those who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System because they have committed, or are suspected of committing, a criminal offence and:
who may be acutely or chronically mentally ill
who may have neuroses, behavioural and/or personality disorder
have a history of contact with mental health services
the person is known to mental health services.
The criminal justice mental health team assess people in police custody at Derby, Chesterfield and Buxton police stations, magistrates courts in Derby, Chesterfield and when required, Buxton, and Derbyshire probation services. The team identifies whether an individual is on a Care Programme Approach, is suffering from a severe mental health problem or needs to be assessed under the Mental Health Act.
The team also works closely with our Street Triage team.
St Andrews House
201 London Road
Tel: 01332 268490
Fax: 01332 268497