The Info Guide for Communicating with Correctional Facilities facilitates communication between community service providers and correctional facilities.
Strategies for Implementing Effective Police-Emergency Department Protocols in Ontario The purpose of this Info Guide is to assist police services and hospitals in Ontario to reduce emergency department wait-times for police officers who are accompanying individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
Many individuals are released from custody without their medication, health card, money, keys to their residence and sometimes even without their civilian clothes. Individuals cannot or do not pick up their belongings due to transportation issues
and other barriers, leaving them stranded and more likely to re-offend. Across Ontario, many Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committees (HSJCCs) are trying to address this issue through protocols and with the help of volunteers.
To provide an overview of acquired brain injuries and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and how individuals
experiencing these conditions come into contact with the justice system. Across Ontario, many Human Services
and Justice Coordinating Committees (HSJCCs) work with these populations and the aim of this webinar is to
make the broader HSJCC Network aware of the unique issues and approaches involving these special populations.
Speakers will provide background information as well as describe any services or programs that have been
effective in working with individuals with acquired brain injuries and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder respectively.
Learn about the challenges and successes of the Toronto Police Service relating to mental health.
FASD and Justice Issues Webinar - 2014-11-26
The Northeast Regional Justice Programs, comprised of 8 community mental health agencies and the North Bay Regional Health Centre, have been working on a unique collaborative project to develop a set of commonly defined outcomes to measure program performance.
This presentation will review the measures developed as well as the web based portal system to collect and analyze the data; demonstrating how universally defined measures will allow us to better analyze the effectiveness of the Justice programs as well as identify and evaluate local and regional trends in the systems.
Presentation by Constable Scott Logan and Yolanda Diston, RN, of the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team of the Durham Regional Police Service on Thursday, March 26th.
When a person with mental health issues has committed a minor crime in Durham Region, the Adult Mental Health Pre-charge Diversion Program helps move them away from the justice system and into the healthcare system. This webinar will explain how the program has reduced the number of individuals experiencing mental health challenges who are charged with offences while helping them to take responsibility for their actions and linking them with the care they need.
This webinar explores the role that a history of victimization or mental health issues play in the responses of women to a correctional environment, and to the nature of the programming that women require.
This webinar will provide an overview of the Waterloo Region Drug Treatment Court. Drug Treatment Courts were established to break the link between criminal behavior and crime and in so doing, save the lives of the persons caught in the cycle of drug addiction and crime.  These courts represent the marriage of the criminal justice process and the substance abuse treatment process.
This presentation will focus on the development and outcomes of a new first responder model that pairs police officers and mental health crisis workers for 911 response in Hamilton, ON. A description of how the MCRRT evolved from a strong historical partnership between Hamilton Police Services (HPS) and St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton (SJHH) Crisis Outreach and Response Team (COAST), into an innovative next step beyond the traditional crisis response model, will be provided. The presentation will cover logistics on how the team was developed and lessons learned since first implementing MCRRT in November 2013. Key outcomes, such as a 50% reduction in the number of individuals brought into the emergency department, and next steps for the program will be reviewed. There will be opportunity at the end of the presentation for questions and discussion.
The webinar will:
• Provide an overview of the issue on interaction of individuals with mental illness and the justice system;
• Discuss the need for bridging the service gap for individuals with mental illness who are in conflict with the law;
• Review the processes for individuals with mental illness admitted to Ottawa-Carlton Detention Centres;
• Share the successes and failures of the "Discharge from Court Protocol", implemented in Ottawa-Carlton Detention Centres.

• Maureen Harvey, Superintendent, Ottawa-Carlton Detention Centre
• Francine Poulin, Deputy Superintendent of Operations, Ottawa-Carlton Detention Centre
• Johanne Renaud, Team Supervisor, Canadian Mental Health Association Champlain East