Downtown Toronto Local HSJCC

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.

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.

Guiding Good Choices Program – CoSA – 2024-04-07
Metis Nation of Ontario – Justice Programs – 2023-05-04
Metis Nation of Ontario Justice Services – HSJCC Presentation – 2022
Gerstein Crisis Centre – Toronto Community Crisis Service Pilot Project – 2022-03-03
CMHA Toronto Mental Health Court Support Program – 2022-01-12
Elizabeth Fry Toronto – Supporting Individuals Impacted by the Criminal Justice System from an Intersectional Lens – 2021-11
Living & Dying on the Streets – Palliative Care for Structurally Vulnerable Populations – 2021-03-16
The Pervasive Reality of Anti-Black Racism in Canada: The current state, and what to do about it – 2020-12 (External Link)
Unfunded: Black Communities Overlooked by Canadian Philanthropy – 2020 (External Link)
Rethinking Community Safety: A Step Forward for Toronto – 2021-01 (External Link)
Assessing Mental Health and Substance Use Needs and Service Disruptions for People Released from Custody during COVID-19 [2020]
Working Effectively with People Using Crystal Meth – 2020
DT-HSJCC Lunch N’ Learn flyer – Effectively Working with People Using Crystal Meth (2nd Session) – 2020-11-05
DT-HSJCC Lunch N’ Learn flyer – Effectively Working with People Using Crystal Meth – 2020-10-08
This Toronto Crisis Team Has Handled Mental Health Calls Without Cops for 30 Years – – 2020-08-19 (External Link)
Affirming Trans and Non-Binary Gender Identities Flyer – 2020-03-09
CAMH TeleMental Health Guidelines for Virtual Clinical Visits
EENet COVID-19 Community Service Provider Resources
Downtown Toronto – Addressing the Needs of Youth with TBI in the Ontario Criminal Justice System – 2020-03-05
Downtown Toronto – Community Safety & Wellbeing Toronto with Scott McKean – Briefing Note – 2019-11-14
Downtown Toronto – Community Safety & Wellbeing Toronto with Scott McKean – 2019-11-14
DT-HSJCC – Domestic Sex Trafficking of Youth – Trauma Informed Intervention and Prevention – 2019-10-31
Downtown Toronto – Community Justice Centres with Delia Greco and Scott McKean – 2019-09-12
Cognitive Communication, Language, and the Law – Findings from and Implications for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury – 2019-03-07
DT-HSJCC Lunch N’ Learn Flyer – Domestic Sex Trafficking of Youth – 2019-03-27
Understanding the Impacts of Trauma – Part 2
Understanding the Impacts of Trauma – Part 1
Developmental Services Ontario and Community Network of Specialized Care – Scott Skinner – 2019-01-10
Traumatic Brain Injury and the Justice System – A Focus on Communication – 2018-11-01
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
Forensic Early Intervention Services (FEIS) at the Toronto South Detention Centre and Vanier Centre for Women
Downtown Toronto – Trauma Informed Toolkit
Downtown Toronto – The Cannabis Act: Youth, Mental Health and Public Safety
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
Programs and Services in the Community Care Unit – Woodgreen Community Services Presentation 2017-03
INKH: Inmate Community health Project Presentation 2017-01
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 – 2016-06-15Downtown 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
St. Michaels / Cota: FOCUS Team Presentation 2015-09


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