Goals and Key Commitments:
The S-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 with addressing local needs and reporting to the Toronto HSJCC to help inform systems planning at a regional level.
The S-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.
Toronto HSJCC Anti-Racism Series – Advancing Equity and Anti-Racism – 2023
S-HSJCC – Community Reintegration – A Pathway from Custody to the Community – Flyer – 2022-10-19
Metis Nation of Ontario Justice Services – HSJCC Presentation – 2022
Toronto-HSJCC Virtual Lunch & Learn Update on the Solicitor General’s Community Reintegration Strategy – 2022-02-24
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
New Toronto Courthouse and Toronto Region Bail Centre – Lunch & Learn Flyer – 2022-02-10
A Crown Attorney’s Perspective on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Justice Sector – Webinar – 2021-02-23
Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic – An Overview – 2021-05-06
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)
S-HSJCC Lunch and Learn flyer – Affirming Trans and Non-Binary Gender Identities – 2020-11-19
Are We Served – Understanding Tamil Mental Health – Zoom Meeting – 2020-10-08
The Tamil Community’s Silent Killer – Our Battle with Drug Overdose – 2020-09-17 (Tamil)
The Tamil Community’s Silent Killer – Our Battle with Drug Overdose – 2020-09-17
CAMH TeleMental Health Guidelines for Virtual Clinical Visits
EENet COVID-19 Community Service Provider Resources
Lifted Music Stress Management Program 2020-01
S-HSJCC Cannabis and Methamphetamine – Realities on the Ground – Presentation – 2019-11-13
S-HSJCC Cannabis and Methamphetamine – Realities on the Ground – 2019-11-13
Conversation on Mental Health, the Legal Profession and Racialized Communities in Scarborough – Across Boundaries – 2018-11-07
Toronto Overdose Action Plan 2017
Central East LHIN Presentation – 2017-11
Cannabis Lunch and Learn with April Trewhitt – 2017-11
Scarborough – CTO presentation from CAMH – 2017
Opportunities to Improve the Health Status of Persons in Custody in Ontario with Dr. Fiona Kouyoumdjian 2017-09
Scarborough – The Toronto Mental Health and Addictions Access Point Presentation – 2017
Scarborough – Opioids and Naxolone Presentation by Dr. Hasham – 2016-11
Scarborough – Accessing Supportive Housing and Individual Support Services in Toronto – Presentation – 2016-01-05
Scarborough – Pardons, Housing and Employment Lunch and Learn – 2015-03-03
Scarborough – Emerging Issues in Our Aging Population – 2012-11