Goals and Key Commitments:
The WT-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 Regional HSJCC to help inform systems planning at a regional level.
The WT-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.
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
Building a Collaborative Justice Centre in Toronto’s Northwest – 2020-05-28
West Toronto – The Jean Tweed Centre for Women and Their Families – Justice Focused Programs – 2020-03-03
West Toronto – Exit Doors Here – Meeting Clients Where They Are – 2019-11-07
WT-HSJCC – A Conversation About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) & The Justice System – 2019-12-05
A Lunch and Learn Panel On Domestic Violence Charges and Programs in Ontario – Sarah James & Rhea Harry, John Howard Society of Toronto & Nicole McEachran, Toronto Police Service
WT-HSJCC – Domestic Violence Charges and Programs in Ontario – 2019-06-13
Accessing and Maintaining Housing – From Short Term Crisis to Permanent Tenancies
Community Network of Specialized Care – A Review of the Refreshed Mandate – 2018-11-06
Mental Health and Justice Treatment and Support Services, North York General Hospital – 09-25-2018
West Toronto – Lunch and Learn on Legal and Psychosocial Perspectives On Dementia
West Toronto – Lunch and Learn on Cannabis – 03-09-18
Toronto Overdose Action Plan 2017
West Toronto- Lunch and Learn presentation by Dr. Samin Hasham 2017-10-18
Opportunities to improve the health status of persons in custody in Ontario with Dr. Fiona Kouyoumdjian – 2017-09 (Google Drive link)
West Toronto – Keep Calm and Carry On – Providing Person-Centred Psychogeriatric Supports in the Community – 2015-11-19
West Toronto – Treatment System 101 – A Brief Overview for Courtroom Decision-makers – 2015-03-11
West Toronto – SPIDER presentation – 2015-03-10