Court Support Services

MCV provides a variety of services and programs to improve its responsiveness to the community. These initiatives support MCV's objectives and provide improved understanding and communications between courts, the government, court users and the public.

In addition, MCV aims to assist those accused who may present with issues of social or cultural disadvantage. These underlying issues may include having a disability, substance abuse or mental illness, all of which the Court aims to address by offering support programs to meet varying needs of accused persons. A number of programs refer court users to various services within the community for treatment and support, whilst being monitored by the Court. Such programs act to reinforce the link between the Court and the community and its service systems.

In many cases, the support programs offered by MCV can continue to provide assistance in the higher courts such as the County Court and the Court of Appeal.

Services provided by other agencies include:

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