About Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (the Network) delivers health care to adults and young people in contact with the forensic mental health and criminal justice systems in NSW, across community, inpatient and custodial settings.
The Network forms a vital component of the NSW public health system through its support of a highly vulnerable patient population whose health needs are often numerous and more complex than the wider community.
The Network works closely with its partner agencies and key stakeholders, including the NSW Ministry of Health, Corrective Services NSW, Juvenile Justice NSW; and other local health districts and specialty networks. The Network has over 1470 employees working at over 90 locations in metropolitan and regional NSW including medical, dental, nursing, allied health and corporate support staff.
The Network is positioned with a unique opportunity to respond to the health needs of these individuals who commonly have had minimal contact with mainstream health services in the community. The Network cares for over 30,000 patients annually, a health community that is unique in NSW. The Network is a Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporation constituted under the Health Services Act 1997.