This webinar explores risk management as it relates to the specific implementation of the Hamilton Anatomy of Risk Management (HARM) Tool. Risk factors for violence vary from inpatient hospital settings to community settings and this webinar also explores implementation of the HARM tool in both settings. Learn from experts about implementation and ways in which your organization can use this tool.
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.
Police officers, by virtue of their role as emergency responders, are often the first to arrive on the scene of a mental health crisis, and they often accompany individuals to the emergency room. Police officers and emergency department (ED) staff can offer unique insight about how to make the ED more efficient, to reduce wait-times for police officers and increase care for the person in crisis.
Strategies for Community Service Providers for Engaging in Communication with Correctional Facilities in Ontario.
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.
Purpose: To gain insights into enhancing communication when interacting with people with mental health issues; To learn strategies on how to engage with people with mental health issues; To bring together the justice and mental health sectors to share knowledge, insights, and responsibilities, and to problem solve; To facilitate a shared learning process that provides the opportunity to build capacity and shared responsibility within the mental health and justice sectors.
The webinar will begin with a primer on FASD to help explain why the disability disproportionately intersects with justice-related services. It will outline results from the survey and recommendations from the Call to Action. The speakers will discuss suggested strategies for ensuring that Ontario is providing effective justice-related FASD supports and Phase 2 of their work on identifying promising practices in this area. The webinar will conclude with question and answer period where participants can discuss the implications and applications of this work in the Ontario context.

Sheila Burns, Justice Action Group, FASD Ontario Network of Expertise
Cheryl Neave, Chair, FASD Ontario Network of Expertise
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.