a) Committee’s over all goals and key commitments:
- To identify both service and service coordination gaps at the local level and make funding recommendations based on the needs and gaps identified
- To establish a continuum of care delivery model through partnership agreements and protocols;
- To coordinate and facilitate communication, joint problem-solving and planning efforts among health (including mental health and addictions), criminal justice, and developmental service, acquired brain injuries.
- To develop creative local solutions to problems or issues through more effective service coordination as well support and initiate funding opportunities.
b) Committee’s specific objectives:
- To review existing and establish new protocols with HSJCC member agencies;
- To strategize ways of addressing the needs of the priority client group;
- To coordinate services and advocate for priority clients in order to prevent them from inappropriately entering the judicial system;
- To work with the legal system as advocates for appropriate placement and care of priority clients;
- To develop a mechanism that would assist the Justice System, particularly the Crown Attorney in identifying the priority client and to develop a system that would provide assistance to the crown once the client has been identified
- To establish an inventory of services and supports that currently exists.
- To identify and advocate for change to improve the experience of individuals with mental illness/addictions/developmental disability and acquired brain injury who come into contact with the justice system.