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Referral email/letter to ADHC (without assessment of disability)

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To: The Intake Officer, ADHC, Metro North Region

RE: John Jones DOB 26/10/1970

I act for Mr Jones in relation to his criminal matters and contact you with Mr Jones' authority. A copy of Mr Jones' authority has been scanned and is attached to this email. The purpose of this email is to refer Mr Jones to you for case management and assessment for other services.

Mr Jones is displaying behaviours that have led to his involvement in the criminal justice system. He is also at imminent risk of entering a more restrictive option, that is, prison. I understand that these circumstances give Mr Jones priority according to ADHC's Prioritisation and Allocation Policy and Criminal Justice Manual. Mr Jones requests that ADHC offer him assistance.

In relation to ADHC eligibility criteria and indicia of intellectual disability, Mr Jones provides the following information:

  • Mr Jones attended a special school until half way through Year 8
  • Mr Jones is on the Disability Support Pension, he says that his disability is "trouble with reading and writing"
  • Mr Jones remembers doing some testing that sounds like psychological testing when he was put on the pension
  • Mr Jones has only had one paid job, as a trolley boy for a few weeks, several years ago
  • Mr Jones is unable to use public transport and has difficulties getting to new places

Mr Jones' current contact details are as follows:

Telephone Number:

Mr Jones' matters are next before Hornsby Local Court on Wednesday 27 October 2012 but are unlikely to be finalised on that day. I would be pleased to receive an update of your progress in relation to this referral for Mr Jones in advance of his next court date.

Please contact me as a matter of urgency via return email or telephone to advise how ADHC will proceed with this referral.

Yours faithfully

Julie Brown
0134 987 987

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