a) Committee’s over all goals and key commitments:
The DT-HSJCC works collaboratively:
- To engage in joint cross-sectoral planning, coordination, collaboration and integration of service for individuals with a mental health and addictions 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 with addressing local needs and reporting to the Toronto HSJCC to help inform systems planning at a regional level.
b) Committee’s specific objectives:
The DT-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 connect and move the members of the Committee’s target population to and through the services and supports that they need when they need them.
- To assist in improving 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 minimizing 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 interfaces between the mental health, criminal justice and related systems.
- Traumatic Brain Injury and the Justice System: A Focus on Communication with Dr. Angela Colantonio, Dr. Flora Matheson, and Dr. Catherine Wiseman-Hakes – 10-31-2018
- Assessing and Treating People with Brain injury in the Mental Health Diversion Program: A Collaboration with Fred Victor – 09-13-2018
- Toronto Overdose Action Plan 2017
- Downtown Toronto – Community Network of Specialized Care Presentation – 05-03-18
- Downtown Toronto – Metis Nation of Ontario Presentation 05-03-18
- Downtown Toronto – Forensic Early Intervention Services (FEIS) at the Toronto South Detention Centre and Vanier Centre for Women 03-01-18
- Downtown Toronto – Trauma Informed Toolkit 03-01-18
- Bail and Remand in Ontario – Ministry of the Attorney General Report
- Downtown Toronto – The Cannabis Act: Youth, Mental Health and Public Safety 02-21-18
- Downtown Toronto -HSJCC Panel Flyer – February 21, 2018 (FF)
- Downtown Toronto- PASAN Presentation with Lindsay Jennings – 2018-01-04
- Opportunities to Improve the Health Status of Persons in Custody in Ontario with Dr. Fiona Kouyoumdjian 2017-09
- Downtown Toronto – Programs and Services in the Community Care Unit – Woodgreen Community Services Presentation 2017-03
- Downtown Toronto: INKH: Inmate Community health Project Presentation 2017-01
- Downtown Toronto – The Intersection between Mental Health and Canada’s Immigration System – Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Presentation 2016
- Navigating Developmental Services for Individuals with a Dual Diagnosis and Complex Care Needs Presentation – 2016-06-15
- Downtown Toronto – The South Toronto LINK Team – Presentation – 2015
- Downtown Toronto – All About the Reintegration Centre – Presentation – 2015-01-08
- Downtown Toronto – Toronto South Detention Centre and John Howard Society – Presentation – 2015-11-25
- Downtown Toronto – St. Michaels / Cota: FOCUS Team Presentation 2015-09
Lunch N’ Learn Session:
Legal and Psychosocial Perspectives on Dementia by Julia Chao, Director of Senior Services at WoodGreen and Vivian Ropchan, Defense Counsel