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Access to justice: evidence of the experiences of adults with mental health problems

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.

KM Research and Consultancy Ltd
Ministry of Justice