2015 Conference Presentations

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

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Provincial Approach to Community Safety and Well-being – 2015-11-17

MCSCS has been working with its inter-ministerial, policing and community partners on the development of the Provincial Approach. This work support multi-sectoral, collaborative relationships between local organizations/agencies to enhance the effectiveness of service delivery and community safety and well-being overall. Provincial Approach to

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System Improvement Through Service Collaboratives (SISC)

Implementing Cross-Sectoral Initiatives within the Justice System to support Children and Youth with Mental Health & Addiction Needs Learn how the Niagara, Champlain, and Kenora Rainy River Justice Collaboratives have used implementation science and a community-led process to support the exploration of system challenges,

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The Changing Landscape of Treatment in Forensic Psychiatry – 2015-11-16

As we face legislative changes, precedent-setting court decisions and institutional re-structuring, it behooves us to generate innovative solutions for consumers of forensic psychiatric services. Individuals never-before considered viable for community placement are now successfully treated and managed in community settings. Novel approaches

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Transforming Compassion Fatigue – 2015-11-16

Compassion Fatigue and vicarious trauma are natural consequences of the work carried out by those employed in law enforcement, mental health and the justice occupations. We can no longer afford to view the ‘burned out’ staff as an anomaly. We must take

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