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Disability Law Project

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The Disability Law Project provides FREE legal services to adults and children with a mental health illness, intellectual disability or impairment and/or acquired brain injury, who have been charged by Police and are to appear before either the Magistrate’s Court or the Children’s Court.

Are you eligible for this service?

Any adult or child with a mental health illness, intellectual disability or impairment and/or acquired brain injury, who has been charged with a criminal offence, subject to a conflict of interest check.

Service Area
Toowoomba & Region

How do I access Services?
Self-referral
Referral by a family member, friend or allied person
Referral from any professional working in this sector

Cost of Service?
We provide free advice and limited representation to eligible clients.

WHAT DOES THE SERVICE PROVIDE?

Limited Legal representation for people with a mental health illness, intellectual disability or impairment and/or acquired brain injury, who have been charged with a criminal offence.

 

Eligible clients may be assisted in summary trials in the Toowoomba Magistrate’s Court of Queensland (in respect of capacity and fitness for trial issues)

What are you looking for?

Disability Law Project

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CONTACT TASC?

WHAT TO BRING TO FIRST APPOINTMENT
If you are an adult or child with a mental health illness, intellectual disability or impairment and/or acquired brain injury, who has been charged by Police and are to appear before either the Magistrate’s or the Children’s Court in Toowoomba region, then you will need to bring the following with you to your 1st appointment:

 

  • Any paperwork, including notices to appear, bail undertakings, charge sheets and/or QP9s (the information that sets out the police facts about your charge/s)
  • Any copies of records of interview you have
  • Any medical reports that relate to your mental illness, intellectual disability or impairment and/or acquired brain injury (if any)
  • Any other documents or recordings you may have about your matter/s (eg, Involuntary Treatment Orders or Forensic Orders; previous decisions of a Mental Health Tribunal hearing or Mental Health Court) (if any)
  • An appropriate support person, if necessary

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