HSJCC Webinars

Crossroads in Mental Health Crisis and Law Enforcement – Webinar – 2020-01-23

Evolving social, economic and fiscal realities have created a strain in the treatment of mental illness. As a result of this strain, police services often become the first line of contact between a person in crisis and available resources. Police services have had to adapt to this new reality and find collaborative approaches to resolve … Read more Crossroads in Mental Health Crisis and Law Enforcement – Webinar – 2020-01-23

Older Adults and the Justice System – Webinar – 2019-10-01

For the first time ever, there are more Canadians aged 65 and older than Canadians below age 15. As Ontario begins to feel this demographic shift, all areas of the justice system are encountering older adults at a more frequent rate. Often these interactions involve age-related conditions like dementia, mental health conditions, and/or substance use, … Read more Older Adults and the Justice System – Webinar – 2019-10-01

Introducing our new Provincial HSJCC members – Webinar – 2019-08-26

Introducing our new Provincial HSJCC members: The John Howard Society of Ontario and Justice for Children and Youth The Provincial HSJCC has recently welcomed two new members to its table. Representatives from the John Howard Society of Ontario and Justice for Children and Youth will be bringing their respective expertise to the Provincial Committee this fall, … Read more Introducing our new Provincial HSJCC members – Webinar – 2019-08-26

The HSJCC Network in 2018/2019 – Webinar – 2019-08-14

The HSJCC Network: 2018/2019 Every summer, the Local, Regional and Provincial HSJCCs report on the projects they have been working on over the past fiscal year. This reporting process provides us with the opportunity to reflect on everything the HSJCC Network has achieved during this time. Join us for a webinar hosted by the HSJCC … Read more The HSJCC Network in 2018/2019 – Webinar – 2019-08-14

Human Trafficking – Webinar – 2019-07-04

Human Trafficking in Our Communities This webinar will explore the elements of human trafficking and examine how recruitment, coercion and exploitation interconnect to perpetrate the crime of human trafficking. Case studies will be utilized to assist participants in identifying root causes and preventative strategies. The session will consider the similarities and differences in providing supports … Read more Human Trafficking – Webinar – 2019-07-04

Race and Mental Health Court Diversion – Webinar – 2019-05-15

The Racialized Populations and Mental Health & Addictions Community of Interest (CoI) is a provincial forum for knowledge exchange and collaborative creation. Members of CoI will present on its most recent project which focused on the experiences of racialized persons with formal and informal mental health court diversion programs and practices in Toronto. The presentation … Read more Race and Mental Health Court Diversion – Webinar – 2019-05-15

History of Childhood Abuse in Populations Incarcerated in Canada – Webinar – 2019-04-15

This webinar will discuss the rationale, methods, findings, and implications of a systematic review that was conducted on the prevalence of childhood abuse in people in prisons in Canada. Half of people in prisons in Canada have experienced childhood abuse. Each type of childhood abuse (neglect, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse) is common. Women are … Read more History of Childhood Abuse in Populations Incarcerated in Canada – Webinar – 2019-04-15

Housing, Mental Health and Justice – Webinar – 2019-03-28

For decades, people with no fixed address have entered and left correctional facilities, yet there have been limited housing solutions available to them. The complex factors leading to criminal justice involvement, the multiple entry and exit points, the high prevalence of mental health and addictions problems, and the complexity of agencies and ministries involved, have … Read more Housing, Mental Health and Justice – Webinar – 2019-03-28

Community Safety and Well-Being Planning – Webinar – 2019-02-15

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) will be presenting a webinar about community safety and well-being planning in Ontario for the HSJCC Network. Since 2009, the Public Safety Division at MCSCS has been working on a modernized approach to community safety and well-being. This process consisted of three phases, each of which … Read more Community Safety and Well-Being Planning – Webinar – 2019-02-15

Traumatic Brain Injury and the Justice System – Webinar – 2019-01-10

This webinar will provide an overview of an innovative, multifaceted research program that aims to facilitate the integration of services for persons with traumatic brain injury and mental health and/or addiction issues by addressing relevant knowledge gaps. The program aims to address major service gaps for persons with these concurrent conditions that disproportionately affect individuals … Read more Traumatic Brain Injury and the Justice System – Webinar – 2019-01-10

Cannabis Legalization and Mental Health – Webinar [2018-10-11]

As cannabis becomes publicly available for purchase in Ontario, there are many opportunities for discussion around the possible impacts of legalization. This webinar will explore what is currently understood about cannabis use and its impacts on mental health. This is the first in a series of webinars exploring topics related to cannabis legalization. In this … Read more Cannabis Legalization and Mental Health – Webinar [2018-10-11]

The HSJCC Network: Reflecting on the past year and looking ahead

The HSJCC Network is made up of 54 diverse committees across the province which operate at a local, regional and provincial level. Reflecting on the work of the HSJCC Network over the past year, this presentation will provide an overview of 2017/2018 Annual Reports with highlights from the local and regional committees and updates on … Read more The HSJCC Network: Reflecting on the past year and looking ahead

Dementia and the Justice System – Webinar – 2018-06-21

This webinar examines the complex issue of dementia in relation to the criminal justice system. It provides an overview of the ways in which people with dementia come into contact with the law and the issues they may face in navigating the system. Presenters:  Katelynn Viau – Behavioural Supports Ontario Monica Bretzlaff –Behavioural Supports Ontario … Read more Dementia and the Justice System – Webinar – 2018-06-21

Immigration Detention and Mental Health – Webinar – 2018-04-10

In Ontario, immigration detainees, including adults, families and children, are held both in an immigration holding centre and in several provincial jails. Amongst the detainees are many who have pre-existing mental illness, including refugee claimants who have fled from persecution and experienced trauma prior to migration. Despite increasing evidence about the negative mental health impacts … Read more Immigration Detention and Mental Health – Webinar – 2018-04-10

Family Support for Prisoners with Hepatitis C – 2018-03-15

Family Support for Prisoners with Hep C PASAN was formed in 1991 as a grassroots response to HIV/AIDS in the Canadian prison system. PASAN strives to provide community development, education and support to prisoners and ex-prisoners on HIV/AIDS, Hep C and other harm reduction issues. This presentation will discuss a newly developed Hep C resource … Read more Family Support for Prisoners with Hepatitis C – 2018-03-15

Developmental Disabilities in the Justice System

Developmental Disability Awareness in the Criminal Justice System is a project funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. The purpose is to address the knowledge and skills gaps that have been identified by service recipients and service providers regarding developmental disabilities and dual diagnosis within the youth and adult justice sectors. This webinar … Read more Developmental Disabilities in the Justice System

Corrections Reform in Ontario

Howard Sapers is the Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform to the Ontario provincial government. Leading the Independent Review of Ontario Corrections, Mr. Sapers released Corrections in Ontario: Directions for Reform in October, 2017. The report examines select correctional practices and makes 62 recommendations to improve them with a focus on community safety, accountability and human rights. This report followed … Read more Corrections Reform in Ontario

How We Got Here – The Northwest Community Mobilization Network

  Over the last 12 months and beyond, the Northwest Center of Responsibility (formerly known as the NWR-HSJCC) has transitioned their HSJCCs by incorporating principles of the Hub/Situation Table model into its structure. This has led to the establishment of the Northwest Community Mobilization Network. This transition was prompted by a recognized need to better … Read more How We Got Here – The Northwest Community Mobilization Network

Mental Health Courts in Ontario

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 … Read more Mental Health Courts in Ontario

Forensic Early Intervention Service (FEIS)

In this webinar, the presenters will cover: Overview of Forensic Early Intervention Service at the Toronto South Detention Centre Support available to clients and their family through the Forensic Early Intervention Service Outcomes and challenges of the Forensic Early Intervention Service Recommendations for mental health providers for working with justice-involved clients 2016-11-02 Presented by Kiren … Read more Forensic Early Intervention Service (FEIS)

Communicating with People with Mental Health Disabilities: What Justice Sector Professionals Can Do to Remove Barriers

People with mental health disabilities face barriers in all sectors of society. To ensure these individuals have equal access to justice sector services, justice sector professionals must understand these barriers and how to use effective communication to increase equality in services. In this webinar, a new online, multi-media training course is introduced: Communicating with People … Read more Communicating with People with Mental Health Disabilities: What Justice Sector Professionals Can Do to Remove Barriers

Transforming Compassion Fatigue

In this webinar you’ll learn the following: the need to address compassion fatigue physical, psychological and behavioral signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue components of self-compassion 2016-02-17 Presented by Patricia Baigent. Moderated by Trevor Tymchuk. Click here to watch the webinar Transforming Compassion Fatigue Webinar – 2016-02-17

Discharge from Court Protocol

The webinar will: Provide an overview of the issue on interaction of individuals with mental illness and the justice system; Discuss the need for bridging the service gap for individuals with mental illness who are in conflict with the law; Review the processes for individuals with mental illness admitted to Ottawa-Carlton Detention Centres; Share the … Read more Discharge from Court Protocol

Structure and Reporting Changes for the HSJCC Network

Objective of this webinar will be to: Provide an overview of the new Provincial HSJCC secretariat and structure of HSJCC Network Review the new, standardized reporting requirements for the HSJCC Network Hear from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) about HSJCC reporting Give you an opportunity to … Read more Structure and Reporting Changes for the HSJCC Network

Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (Hamilton)

This presentation will focus on the development and outcomes of a new first responder model that pairs police officers and mental health crisis workers for 911 response in Hamilton, ON. A description of how the MCRRT evolved from a strong historical partnership between Hamilton Police Services (HPS) and St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton (SJHH) Crisis Outreach … Read more Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (Hamilton)