OARS is a non government community organisation that values our clients and their diversity. OARS is dedicated to the provision of excellent services for people involved in, affected by, or at risk of being drawn into the criminal justice system.
Official Visitors are appointed by the NSW Minister for Health to visit people in mental health inpatient facilities in NSW and are available to assist consumers on community treatment orders.
Official Visitors are independent from the health system and come from the community from a range of cultural, professional and personal backgrounds.
They aim to safeguard standards of treatment and care, and advocate for the rights and dignity of people being treated under the NSW Mental Health Act 2007.
They make regular visits to all inpatient psychiatric facilities across NSW, they talk to patients, inspect records and registers, and report on the standard of facilities and services. They liaise with staff about any issues or concerns and report any problems to the Principal Official Visitor and/or the Minister for Health.
We provide responsive and flexible support services to people experiencing mental illness, disability or accommodation difficulties. Our aim is to improve an individual’s quality of life by encouraging active participation, social inclusion and promoting independence.
OTCP provides access to the opportunities and benefits which many of us take for granted – stable accommodation, access to medical and health care, education and employment, social and recreational activities and, most importantly, a sense of hope and belonging. Our aim is to improve an individual’s quality of life by encouraging community participation, increased social inclusion and promoting independence.
OTCP works in collaboration with other service providers, peak bodies, health professionals, local and state government agencies, businesses and the general community. These partnerships enable us to maximise the benefits for our clients, consumers and their families. In some instances we take on a leadership role and assist other organisations to develop their knowledge and competencies. In other instances, we benefit from the resources and knowledge of our project partners.
We offer a range of programs and tailored support services focused on the individual needs of each person we support. This includes Lifestyle, Living, Employment and Health streams. At the heart of what we do is a commitment to working alongside individuals and focusing on their strengths to enable individual achievement and recovery.
O'Brien Solicitors specialise in criminal defence law. We are located in the Sydney CBD and defend all criminal charges from murder to drink driving.Our lawyers service all New South Wales courts.Our philosophy is to combine a highly professional approach with the kind of personalised care and attention that can so easily get forgotten at a larger firm.Being charged with a criminal offence can be a very stressful experience for you and your loved ones. We can explain to you clearly and simply where you stand and what your options are.We specialise in criminal defence law dealing with:All criminal mattersParole mattersUnlawful imprisonment claims