How do I request a psychology report from CSNSW?

What we do

Psychologists in CSNSW can only write reports at the request of

  • Magistrates of Local Courts of NSW (for sentencing options only)
  • Judges of District Courts of NSW (for sentencing options only)
  • Justices of the Supreme Court of NSW (for offenders eligible for Continuing Detention Orders or Extended Supervision Orders)
  • The State Parole Authority
  • The Mental Health Review Tribunal
  • The Guardianship Tribunal
  • Another case managing agency or service for the purpose of continuity of care (eg NSW Health, NSW Department of Ageing Disability and Home Care, General Practitioners)

Reports are most easily prioritised when the reason for the report, the specific referral question and angle of inquiry are made clear. If these are not clear, we may suspend the report until we have received clarification.

As a result of several factors, it typically takes 4-6 weeks from the time of request to the time of completion of a psychology report in CSNSW. If a report is required to be completed in less time, we may advise that the report cannot be completed.

Requests for psychological reports from a CSNSW psychologist must be directed to psychology@dcs.nsw.gov.au

What we don't do

Psychologists in CSNSW lists in private practice who may be of assistance in conducting psychological assessments for court, please visit the Register of Practitioners on the Psychology Board of Australia website or visit the website for the Australian Psychological Society, which provides community information for how to find a psychologist