Individuals within custodial settings often have higher rates of mental illness, substance use, and complex health needs. The Ministry of the Solicitor General recognizes additional training and expertise is needed to better support this vulnerable population. The Mental Health and Addiction Unit works collaboratively with Institutional Services, Community Correctional Services, inter-ministerial and external stakeholders to effectively respond to the challenges of supporting this vulnerable population.
This presentation will follow the journey of an individual with mental health and substance use related needs in provincial custody from intake to community reintegration. This presentation will highlight supports within correctional services as well as collaboration with external service providers, including the Forensic Early Intervention Service (FEIS) and Acute Care Stabilization beds with hospital partners.
Presented at the 2023 HSJCC Virtual Conference on November 15, 2023.
SENIOR PROGRAM ADVISOR WITHIN THE MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION UNIT
Ministry of Solicitor General
SENIOR POLICY AND PROGRAM ANALYST IN THE MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION UNIT
Ministry of the Solicitor General