The HSJCC Transition from Custody Network aims to support all HSJCC members seeking to improve outcomes for individuals leaving correctional facilities across Ontario.
Objectives of the HSJCC Transition from Custody Network
- Identify common challenges to supporting individuals with mental health issues, substance use issues, neurodevelopmental disabilities, brain injuries and other unique needs who are discharged from correctional facilities across Ontario.
- Promote and share best practices and key considerations for improving outcomes for
individuals living with mental health issues, substance use issues, neurodevelopmental
disabilities, brain injuries and other unique needs who are leaving correctional facilities.
This includes promoting consistent discharge planning, access to supportive housing and
connections to necessary health and human services.
- Ensure access to housing and other necessary services is equitable across the province
by acknowledging and addressing systemic racism and implementing anti-Indigenous
racism and anti-Black racism policies and practices.
- Identify and promote services and promising practices to support individuals who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, with a focus on individuals who identify as Two Spirit and/or Trans.
- Provide advice on ongoing Provincial HSJCC projects and initiatives as it relates to release from custody issues.
To access the HSJCC Forum Site for this committee, visit hsjccforums.ca. Access to this site is for members only, and login information is required.