Mental health courts in Ontario are not specifically regulated in their operation. There is no existing ministerial mandate to determine where they should exist, and how they should operate. They have therefore been operating on an ad hoc basis. With increasing attention from many government bodies on the importance of addressing mental health issues, the Provincial HSJCC, with support from the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario, initiated a project to examine the existence of mental health courts in Ontario.
In this webinar, you will receive an overview of the results on the Provincial HSJCC Mental Health Courts Projects, a culmination of almost three years of input from various stakeholders and the collection of data from the mental health courts currently operating in Ontario.
Seble Makonnen; Policy Analyst, CMHA Ontario
Download the presentation slides: Mental Health Court Report Webinar_Nov1_2017