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 Services, inter-ministerial and external stakeholders to effectively respond to the challenges of supporting this vulnerable population.
This presentation will provide an overview of the Corrections Mental Health & Addictions Strategy and related initiatives with a focus on how the unit is implementing addictions and mental health supports for inmates and offenders within the correctional system. The audience will obtain a fulsome understanding of the key considerations of the Corrections Mental Health & Addictions strategy and understand future considerations in addressing the complex and changing needs of our clients.
Brad Tamcsu | Ministry of the Solicitor General
Keri Zammit | Ministry of the Solicitor General
Joana Jabson | Ministry of the Solicitor General