Human Services Justice System - Youth Mental Health Court Worker

Type of Service

Diversion and Court Support

Program Description

The Youth Mental Health Court Worker (YMHCW) provides supports to Youth Justice Court for youth with mental health needs. The worker establishes effective linkages between the youth in conflict with the law, the Youth Justice Court and appropriate community mental health, and youth justice resources. The YMHCW functions as a short-term "bridge" between these systems to reduce barriers to youth accessing necessary mental health and ancillary services.

Program Restricted To


Access Information

Anyone can make a referral. No referral form is required. Diversion Program Criteria: 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 12 to 17 years of age.
Catchment Municipalities: (Barrie; Orillia); Criminal courts in Barrie, and Orillia
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed


English French


Main Hours

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