Northern Territory Community Visitor Program
The CVP's purpose is to protect the rights of people receiving treatment under the:
- Mental Health and Related Services Act
- Disability Services Act
- Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Act
The NT Community Visitor Program is an independent service located in the Anti-Discrimination Commission.
Its aim to ensure the rights of those being treated for mental illness, disability or alcohol dependency are upheld and their views and concerns are heard.
Community visitors are people employed by the CVP who regularly visit Mental Health Inpatient facilities, Disability Secure Care facilities and Alcohol Assessment and Treatment services to ensure an appropriate standard of care.
Anyone who is receiving treatment from mental health services or disability secure care, or anyone with a genuine interest in a person receiving treatment; and anyone admitted to an assessment facility or treatment centre under the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Act or their primary contact person, guardian or decision-maker.