Provincial HSJCC

Simcoe-Muskoka Regional HSJCC Goals and Objectives:


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

1. To coordinate communication and to establish effective linkages between criminal justice, health and social service agencies.

2. To establish processes for coordinated planning, joint problem solving, and the integrated delivery of services.

3. To promote, organize and deliver education and public awareness opportunities.


b) Committee’s specific objectives:

1. To identify priority issues.

2. To implement the Simcoe-Muskoka strategies that address priority issues in our work plan.

3. To support the efforts of the local Area {Barrie, Collingwood, Midland & Orillia} HSJCC Advisory Groups.

4. To ensure that consumer and family perspectives and input are integral to the development and implementation of Simcoe Muskoka strategies.

5. To appoint sub-committees and working groups as required to address identified issues.

6. To maintain linkages with established committees, structures, or groups within the criminal justice, health and social service systems, as necessary, in order to facilitate the work of the Committee.

7. To exchange information with other Human Services and Justice Coordination committees around the province.

Pembroke Local HSJCC Goals and Objectives:


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

• Support the Regional and Provincial HSJCC initiatives and work plans

• Identify local objectives for the committee

• Develop and record outcomes of annual work plan

• Identify HSJCC members, TOR, hold quarterly meetings


b) Committee’s specific objectives:

• Share provincial, regional and local activities, protocols and resources

• Improve service navigation (pre-charge diversion protocol, release from custody protocol)

• Education and Knowledge Exchange

Orillia Local HSJCC Goals and Objectives:


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

1. Promote local cross sector communication between human services and justice system.

2. Facilitate implementation of the Regional HSJCC strategy at the local level.

3. Create a point of contact and information for police, probation, community mental health services.


b) Committee’s specific objectives:

1. To identify priority issues.

2. Create local solutions to local problems in relation to target client group.

3. Act in an advisory capacity to colleagues as human service and justice interface.

4. To organize and deliver local community education and public awareness.

5. To advise Simcoe-Muskoka Regional HSJCC on strategy developments.

Peel Regional HSJCC Goals and Objectives:


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

The major goal is to find local solutions to local problems through more effective service coordination.

Each committee should articulate a strategy to meet the needs of this target population that include:

• Prevention Strategy

• System Design Recommendations

• Crisis Plans

• Community Intervention Plans

• Court Assessment Plans

• Case Management Plans

Task Goals are concerned with:

• Achieving specific and concrete tasks

• Solving specific problems

• Reaching identifiable outcomes (outcomes may be one-time events or ongoing)

Process Goals are more concerned with:

• The working relationship among groups in the community, the building community integration and the service capacity.

• Developing self-sustaining problem solving structures.

• Improving the power base of the community.

• Stimulating wider community interest and participation.

Fostering collaborative attitudes and practices within the community


b) Committee’s specific objectives:

1) Facilitate communication through effective linkages among the health, the criminal justice and the social service sectors.

2) Identify issues with respect to service delivery and capacity.

3) Address issues such as access to and duplication of services.

4) Complete a needs assessment to determine predominant issues.

5) Foster understanding of the target population through community education.

6) Provide informed input and advice concerning system design, planning and resource allocation to the partner ministries.

7) Evaluate the committee within the eight (8) performance domains:

a) Acceptability:

Meets expectations of community providers and funders.

b) Accessibility:

Is located in the right place based on needs.

c) Appropriateness:

Provides service, which is relevant to community needs.

d) Competence:

Individual member’s knowledge and skills are appropriate to meet the needs of the committee.

e) Continuity:

Provides uninterrupted, coordinated service to the community over time.

f) Effectiveness:

Interventions or actions achieve desired results.

g) Efficiency:

To function in the most cost effective manner.

h) Safety:

Considers the potential risks of recommendations or actions and ensures that the risk is avoided or minimized.

North York Local HSJCC Goals and Objectives:


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

The NY-HSJCC works collaboratively:

• To engage in joint cross-sectoral planning, coordination, collaboration and integration of service for individuals with mental health and addiction issues who are involved or at significant risk of being involved with the criminal justice system.

• To identify local priorities for planning coordinated services, and establish a process for planning and joint problem solving in relation to these local priorities.

• To improve transition at juncture points within services and systems for individuals who come into contact with the justice system

• To assist in addressing local needs and reporting to the Toronto HSJCC to help inform systems planning at a regional level.


b) Committee’s specific objectives:

The NY-HSJCC works collaboratively:

• To assist in developing and maintaining an accessible and well-functioning system of mental health, justice and related services that work together to improve the transition between services and sector of the Committee’s target population to and through the services and supports that they need when they need them.

• To assist in Improve the quality of services for individuals with mental health issues who are involved with the criminal justice system, including the specific matches made between clients and services both initially and through clients’ individual recoveries over time.

• To assist in minimize the amount of time people spend in correctional facilities waiting for the assessments, e.g., fitness, Form 6 and/or services they need to support their safe, successful release and re-integration back into the community.

• To assist in preventing and reducing recidivism.

• To assist and Identifying barriers to achievement of any of the above objectives, with particular focus on identifying and addressing barriers at the juncture between the mental health, criminal justice and related systems.