This is the report of a systematic review that was undertaken to investigate how adults with mental health problems experience civil, family and criminal justice. The findings are presented and discussed under the following headings: associations and characteristics of adults with mental health problems; services and agencies accessed by adults with mental health problems and their effectiveness; experiences, barriers and potential barriers to accessing justice for adults with mental health problems.
The report concludes with a summary of key findings and notes that mental health in under-researched within the context of access to justice. Areas for further research are suggested. The appendices include details of the search strategies used and databases searched.