Provincial Approach to Community Safety and Well-being – 2015-11-17

MCSCS has been working with its inter-ministerial, policing and community partners on the development of the Provincial Approach. This work support multi-sectoral, collaborative relationships between local organizations/agencies to enhance the effectiveness of service delivery and community safety and well-being overall. Provincial Approach to Community Safety and Well-being – 2015-11-17

Safe Pathways – Supporting Dementia in the Justice System – 2015-11-17

In the Guelph Wellington community, a collaborative community approach was created to support and guide individuals with dementia and their care partners away from and/or through the Judicial System. Safe Pathways aims to reduce the likelihood that persons with dementia will enter the judicial system due to behaviours that may cause harm and

Transforming Compassion Fatigue – 2015-11-16

Compassion Fatigue and vicarious trauma are natural consequences of the work carried out by those employed in law enforcement, mental health and the justice occupations. We can no longer afford to view the ‘burned out’ staff as an anomaly. We must take action to protect the psychological well-being of helping professionals. Tranforming

Specialized Crisis Team – Psychiatric Assistance at Police Incidents – 2016-11-16

The Waterloo Regional Police Service, Canadian Mental Health Association and the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) have been involved in a partnership since February of 2013 to deliver enhanced mental health crisis services directly to those in need. Police officers attending mental health incidents can ask for a psychiatric nurse to attend with

Trauma, PTSD, and the Probation Client – Shifting Paradigms, Investigating the Need for a Trauma Informed Approach – 2015-11-16

Probation clients often have significant histories of trauma exposure, are at an increased risk of revictimization, further trauma exposure and developing other co-morbid mental health issues. Barriers to trauma disclosure and treatment will be examined as we sensitize practitioners in the criminal justice system towards adopting “a trauma-informed approach.” Trauma, PTSD, and

The Changing Landscape of Treatment in Forensic Psychiatry – 2015-11-16

As we face legislative changes, precedent-setting court decisions and institutional re-structuring, it behooves us to generate innovative solutions for consumers of forensic psychiatric services. Individuals never-before considered viable for community placement are now successfully treated and managed in community settings. Novel approaches and practices are proposed along with suggested performance indicators and evaluation

Developmental Disabilities Awareness in the Justice System Project – 2015-11-16

In its Knowledge Gap Analysis of Individuals with a Developmental Disability and Interactions with the Law, the Inter-ministerial Mental Health & Justice Committee identified a need to build capacity and share knowledge within the justice sector about people with developmental disabilities. This presentation will provide an overview of an ongoing project aimed at

System Improvement Through Service Collaboratives (SISC)

Implementing Cross-Sectoral Initiatives within the Justice System to support Children and Youth with Mental Health & Addiction Needs Learn how the Niagara, Champlain, and Kenora Rainy River Justice Collaboratives have used implementation science and a community-led process to support the exploration of system challenges, stakeholder engagement, the brokering of unique partnerships across sectors, and

Discharge from Court Protocol – Why the Need and What Was the Gap in Services – 2015-11-16

The Red Bag Program, now called the Discharge from Court Protocol, was signed in 2010 as a Pilot Project for OCDC with Champlain East and with Renfrew County. These sealed, red envelopes are used to facilitate the transfer of special needs offenders’ belongings from Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre to their respective courts. Such belongings

Mental Health Courts – Finding Institutional Resilience and Promoting Justice – Keynote – Heather Perkins-McVey – 2015-11

Specialized Courts have been a fixture of the criminal justice system for almost 20 years. In the same way that personal resilience is important to one’s well being so is institutional resilience to ensure that a program is responsive to changing circumstances and evidence. This presentation will provide an overview of a growing