Provincial HSJCC

Haldimand-Norfolk Local HSJCC Goals and Objectives:

 

a) Committee’s over all goals and key commitments:

Local committee HSJCC has existed in part as a steering committee to direct/suggest the most appropriate ways to ensure the MH court program through CMHA can work with community partners to promote the aims of; connecting with those individuals with a mental health, developmental, concurrent or ABI issue who are accused of a criminal offence, ensuring appropriate supports are put into place, follow up supports to give the accused the best chance to be stabilized in community with the aim of minimizing the chance of re-offending.

 

b) Committee’s specific objectives:

1. To provide relevant education opportunities for front line staff & committee members to enhance knowledge of systems issues.ex. FASD, ABI, Release from Custody

2. To improve the relationships between partner agencies so that accused individuals receive the benefit of community professionals who are committed to working together to provide a range of services for those with mental health issues etc. who are charged with offences.

3. To act as a planning body for locally identified issues ex. No transportation, no custody facility in area and discuss best practice options find solutions for those released from custody.

Guelph-Wellington Local HSJCC Goals and Objectives:

 

a) Committee’s over all goals and key commitments:

Increase membership of the Guelph-Wellington HSJCC to enhance community engagement with the committee.

 

b) Committee’s specific objectives:

Knowledge Translation and Exchange:

Lunch and Learn event – Mental Health and Drug Treatment Court

Training and professional development:

Crystal Meth Conference

Elgin-Middlesex Local HSJCC Goals and Objectives:

 

a) Committee’s over all goals and key commitments:

Increase awareness of the HSJCC and encourage engagement by community agencies and justice sector participants in coordinating services for people with mental disorders, acquired brain injuries and developmental disabilities facing criminal charges.

 

b) Committee’s specific objectives:

i) Provide a forum where community agencies and justice stakeholders can become acquainted and explore common areas of concern as it relates to people with mental disorders, acquired brain injuries and developmental disabilities who come into conflict with the criminal law.

ii) Provide education pertaining to the intersection of mental health and justice issues.

iii) Explore opportunities to improve the coordination of resources between mental health, community and justice stakeholders.

Grey Bruce Local HSJCC Goals and Objectives:

 

a) Committee’s over all goals and key commitments:

To promote the collaboration of human service and justice service provision sectors through education and knowledge exchange to ensure that community issues are proactively addressed through an intersectional lens that are related to mental health, substance abuse, intellectual and developmental disabilities, domestic violence, sexual abuse, child welfare, diversity and inclusion, and victims of crime, where these services interconnect with the police and the judicial system.

 

b) Committee’s specific objectives:

1. Continue to promote the networking of the sectors that comprise the committee;

2. Bring bail program to Grey and Bruce;

3. Continue to approach Police forces with pre-charge diversion program;

4. FASD Committee; and

5. Advocate for incarcerated clients.

This page will, in the near future, include profiles on various practitioners who engage within the intersections of the human services and justice sectors.