This consultation paper has covered a broad range of issues to assist the Commission to understand the operation of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (Vic) (CMIA).
The Commission welcomes submissions from all areas of the community. It particularly invites submissions from victims and their family members, accused people, people subject to supervision orders and family members of people subject to the CMIA. The Commission also seeks input and views based on the specialist knowledge of professionals in the criminal law, mental health and disability sectors who work in the area governed by the CMIA.
You can provide input into the Commission’s review of the CMIA by responding to the questions throughout the paper. The Commission’s questions are also included at the back of this paper. Information about how to provide the Commission with a submission is on page x. To allow the Commission time to consider your views before deciding on final recommendations, submissions are due by 23 August 2013.
Your responses to these questions will assist the Commission to determine whether changes are needed to improve the operation of this specialised but important area of law.