The Release from Custody program was established to provide short-term transitional case management support to persons with mental health and addictions issues who are leaving detention from a provincial correctional institution. This function is intended to support successful reintegration by supporting transition and access to community mental health and addictions services. The program outcomes are three-fold:
• to facilitate transition into community
• to reintegrate incarcerated individuals with mental health and addictions issues into the community living with appropriate supports to help alleviate recidivism and
• to establish “networks” of support for previously incarcerated individuals in the receiving community.
RFC workers engage persons detained prior to release. RFC collaborate with and support discharge planners and social workers at the institutions in order to plan and support successful integration.
Poster presentation from the 2023 HSJCC Virtual Conference held November 15-16, 2023.
MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS WORKER
MANAGER, MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS TEAM 2