Youth Mental Health Court Outreach Program

Type of Service

Diversion and Court Support

Program Description

The Youth Mental Health Court Outreach Program provides services to address the needs of transitional age youth (ages 16 and 17) with mental health/ behavioural needs, who are involved with the criminal justice system. Youth that meet the criteria of the program will be diverted from the criminal justice system into the mental health system. Youth will be linked to appropriate mental health services and other resources in the community to address individual client needs. The Youth Mental Health Worker works closely with youth justice personnel, including Crowns, Defence Counsel and Probation Officers. The youth and guardian (where appropriate) will be involved in treatment decisions. The worker may also provide consultation for youth clients who are not diverted from the criminal justice system. Model of service is psychosocial rehabilitation.

Program Restricted To

Clients with Legal Issues

Access Information

A referral form is available at the CMHA Thunder Bay office. Clients may also attend in person or call. Referral is generally through the court. Service is offered to all youth having significant mental health issues who have come into conflict with the law.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 807-345-5564
Fax 807-345-4458

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 12 to 17 years of age.
Catchment Municipalities: (Thunder Bay)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed




Main Hours

Monday 0830-1630
Tuesday 0830-1630
Wednesday 0830-1630
Thursday 0830-1630
Friday 0830-1630