Court Diversion and Court Support Program

Type of Service

Diversion and Court Support

Program Description

The Court Diversion & Court Support Program focuses on re-directing individuals from the criminal justice system, when possible, to appropriate addiction and mental health services within the community. This program is designed for those who: Live in York Region; Are 12 years old and above; Have a substance use issue; Are involved in the criminal justice system; Are not likely to re-offend with appropriate supports and treatment; Do not pose a risk to the community; The program offers: Ongoing support to the individual and to families throughout the court process, even if they are not eligible for diversion; Consulting with client and duty counsel or their lawyer; Assisting clients with requests or questions they may have for duty counsel or their lawyer; Coordinating a return to court date with client and duty counsel or lawyer; Consultation with clients’ CMHA worker; Following up on clients’ progress outside of court; Providing consultation, education, and advocacy regarding concurrent disorders to clients’ support networks and to court staff; Assisting individuals in accessing legal aid, bail and other necessary services; Referring individuals to appropriate social services and support networks.

Access Information

Access is by outreach to the courthouse. Counsellor visits daily.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-505-5511

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (York); Municipalities: (Bradford)
Wheelchair Access Yes

Smoking

Policy Allowed
Note No smoking allowed inside the building.

Languages

English

Hours

Main Hours

Monday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Friday 0900-1630