Ontario

Mental Health Court Support Services

Type of Service

Diversion and Court Support

Program Description

The purpose of the Mental Health Court Support Program is to assist people charged with low-risk criminal offences to access and utilize mental health services and other community based supports. The Mental Health Court Support Program recognizes that some individuals who face criminal charges would be better served by the Mental Health System rather than the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Individuals are diverted out of the regular stream of the CJS, by virtue of their voluntary participation in the program. The model of services is recovery focused. The average length of stay is 6 to 12 months.

Access Information

Anyone can make a referral: the individual who has been charged, family or friends, police, crown attorney, defence and duty counsel, judge, service providers, community agencies etc. Referrals can be made by phone or in person at Old City Hall or College Park Courts.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-482-4103 Ext. 304
Website

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 to 65 years of age.
Catchment Clients whose cases are being heard in Old City Hall or College Park courts
Wheelchair Access Yes

Smoking

Policy Allowed
Note

Languages

English

Hours

Friday 0900-1700
Monday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700