Ontario

Youth Mental Health Court Program

Type of Service

Diversion and Court Support

Program Description

The Youth Mental Health Court program supports transitional youth, ages 12 - 17, who have a mental illness, addiction or developmental disorder and have been involved in the Criminal Justice System. The Youth Mental Health Worker will provide consultations to the Crown Attorney, Defence Counsel and other court personnel to link these youth with appropriate mental health services in the community. Youth Mental Health Diversion agreements will be implemented with consent of the youth and his/ her guardian and approval from the Crown Attorney. In order for the youth to be considered an appropriate candidate for mental health diversion, symptoms of mental illness must have been a factor in the offense that was committed. Model of service is recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation.

Access Information

Population is transitional age youth (ages 12 - 17) who have pending criminal charges and mental health needs. Referrals are accepted from all sources.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-675-7252 Ext. 228
Toll-Free 866-285-2642
Fax 705-675-7247
Website

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 12 to 17 years of age.
Catchment Municipalities: (Sudbury)
Wheelchair Access Yes

Smoking

Policy Allowed
Note Nine metres from building.

Application Referral Forms

Languages

English French Interpretation Services

Hours

Friday 0830-1630
Monday 0830-1630
Thursday 0830-1630
Tuesday 0830-1630
Wednesday 0830-1800