Human Services Justice System Program - Court Support/Court Diversion

Type of Service

Diversion and Court Support

Program Description

The Human Services Justice System Program promotes development of effective Human Services and Justice interface strategies. Court Support / Court Diversion assists people with mental disorders who come in conflict with the criminal justice system. Court support, including a Mental Health Court Diversion Program, is provided in criminal courts at Barrie, Collingwood, Midland and Orillia. The model of service is client-centred recovery.

Program Restricted To

Clients with Legal Issues

Access Information

Anyone can make a referral. No referral form is required. Diversion Program Criteria: 16 years or older, person has a mental disorder (includes SMI, intellectual disability, acquired brain injury), charged in Simcoe County with a minor criminal offence, resided in Simcoe County at time of police incident, approved for diversion by Crown Attorney, willing to attend and participate in community support / treatment services. Court Diversion Program is a voluntary, pre-trial procedure. The goal is to minimize future involvement in the criminal justice system. With diversion there is no trial and no conviction.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-739-6577

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Simcoe); Municipalities: (Barrie; Collingwood; Midland; Orillia); Criminal Courts in Barrie, Collingwood, Midland, Orillia, and their catchments in Simcoe County
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed


English French


Main Hours

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