Summary report on reoffending outcomes of people managed under the CMIA

A summary report has been released on reoffending outcomes of people managed under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (Vic) (‘CMIA’).

In Victoria, a person who commits a criminal offence and is found not guilty by reason of mental impairment (NGRMI) or unfit to be tried, can be placed on a Custodial or Non-Custodial Supervision Order under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (Vic) (‘CMIA’). Individuals subject to the CMIA have several possible pathways to conditional release and absolute discharge (where they are no longer subject to supervision under the Act).

The Study examined the reoffending outcomes of people subject to supervision orders under the CMIA following conditional release and absolute discharge, and the factors that modified reoffending pathways.