North York Local HSJCC

Goals and Key Commitments:

The NY-HSJCC works collaboratively:

To engage in joint cross-sectoral planning, coordination, collaboration and integration of service for individuals with mental health and addiction issues 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 in addressing local needs and reporting to the Toronto HSJCC to help inform systems planning at a regional level.

Specific Objectives:

The NY-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 improve the transition between services and sector of the Committee’s target population to and through the services and supports that they need when they need them.

To assist in Improve 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 minimize 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 juncture between the mental health, criminal justice and related systems.

Metis Nation of Ontario Justice Services – HSJCC Presentation – 2022
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
An Overview of the Forensic Early Intervention Service – Webinar – 2021-11-25
Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic – An Overview – 2021-05-06
Anti-Black Racism: A Discussion with the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) – Webinar – 2021-03-31
The Great Amplifier – Opioid Overdose in Times of Disruption – 2021-02-02
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)
WT & NY-HSJCC – Virtual Lunch and Learn – Building a Collaborative Justice Centre in Toronto’s Northwest – Presentation – 2020-05-28
WT & NY-HSJCC – Virtual Lunch and Learn – Building a Collaborative Justice Centre in Toronto’s Northwest – 2020-05-28
CAMH TeleMental Health Guidelines for Virtual Clinical Visits
EENet COVID-19 Community Service Provider Resources
NY-HSJCC Lunch & Learn – A Conversation About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) & The Justice System – 2020-02-06
NY-HSJCC Lunch & Learn – A Conversation About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) & The Justice System Slides – 2020-02-06
NY-HSJCC Domestic Sex Trafficking of Youth – Trauma Informed Intervention and Prevention – 2019-10-24
CTO Processes and Legal Perspectives – 2019-01-19
Humber River Hospital Mental Health and Addictions Program Presentation – 2018-11-01
Community Network of Specialized Care – Toronto Region with Scott Skinner , Dual Diagnosis and Justice Case Manager – 09-13-2018
Toronto Overdose Action Plan 2017
NY HSJCC Community Justice Centres Presentation 05-03-18
NY HSJCC Presentation Metis Nation of Ontario
MCIT Introduction Presentation 2018-03
MCIT Presentation with Superintendent Scott Gilbert and Robert Lasci – 2018-01-25
FOCUS Situation Tables Presentation with Sergeant Brian Smith – 2018-01-25
Cannabis Webinar – 2018-02-01
Keeping Sane In an Insane World, with Dr. Julian Gojer – 2017-10-26
Personality Disorders Presentation with Dr. Maxym Choptiany – 2017-09
Opportunities to Improve the Health Status of Persons in Custody in Ontario with Dr. Fiona Kouyoumdjian 2017-09
Forensic Pyschiatric Assessments Presentation February 2016
Intersection of Immigration and Criminal Law – Legal Aid Ontario Presentation – 2016
North York – Fitness Hearings – Presentation – 2015-03-30
North York – Bartimaeus Inc. Behavioural Management Support Services – Presentation – 2014-11-06


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