What You Need to Ask Me – New Tools and Training to Enhance Mental Health Legal Advocacy – 2015-11-17

Legal advocates are professionally bound to operate on the basis of client instructions – but identifying those legal options is closely tied to understanding where a client is coming from and the issues in their life. Legal Aid Ontario and the Canadian Mental Health Association of Ontario have teamed up to develop a

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Navigating the Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems – 2015-11-17

The mental health and criminal justice systems map – which aims to assist individuals who have come into contact with the law, their friends and family, and service providers, in navigating the two systems – will be outlined. Local and Regional HSJCCs will learn how they can adapt the companion booklet

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Mental Health Diversion Program – 2015-11-17

People living with mental health symptoms or diagnosis, or a developmental disability may access alternatives to criminal prosecution. This process is known as a mental health diversion. If the Crown Attorney believes the symptoms of mental health are related to the criminal activity, he or she may determine that mental health diversion

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Building a Service Resolution Function in Toronto – Recommendations for Meeting the Needs of People with Complex Mental Health & Justice Challenges – 2015-11-18

We will present findings from our recent research conducted for the T-HSJCC, from which we developed the characteristics of distinctive models of service resolution tailored for the Toronto context, for people with complex mental health and addictions needs involved (or at risk of involvement) with the criminal justice system. Building a Service

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