Northwest Regional HSJCC


To provide a planning table in the North West Region to bring together service providers to find solutions to the problem of the criminalization of people with the defined unique needs, and;
To develop a model of shared responsibility and accountability in dealing with this group of individuals at points of intersection with the justice system.


Assist in supporting an integrated, coordinated and seamless service delivery system that meets the needs of this client population and supports community safety.

Using the developed Issues Management Framework (see Appendix A), the committee will discuss and address challenges and systemic issues relating to service delivery, capacity, access, duplication and gaps in service as identified and referred by the Kenora Rainy River HSJCC, the Thunder Bay & District HSJCC and regional Situation Tables who will utilize the Systemic Issues Referral Form (Appendix B)

Coordinate regional training opportunities for all sectors involved in serving the target population.

Share promising best/emerging practices.

Provide informed input and advice to relevant bodies concerning research, system design, planning, program implementation, and resource allocation.

Engage in collaborative analysis of data from local Situation Table discussions and identify trends, deficiencies and gaps in service, as well as any operational barriers, which will inform the identification of opportunities for systemic change.

Address regional service and policy issues, identify solutions to systemic problems and make recommendations to the Provincial Human Service Justice Coordinating Committee and appropriate Ministries.

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