Justice Support Services

Type of Service

Diversion and Court Support

Program Description

Justice Support Services helps individuals who are involved in or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. Court support workers provide support to individuals with mental illness involved in the court system and link them to other mental health services and treatment such as: assertive outreach; assessment; information and education; consultation with providers in the justice system; support and linkage to community resources; person centered planning; skill development; supportive counselling; crisis planning/prevention/intervention; assistance with symptom; management; medication support; client and systemic advocacy; public/professional education; provision of a safe bed in the community. Justice case management provides ongoing supports to individuals who are connected to the Criminal Justice System until such time as these matters are resolved and established goals have been realized. Release from custody offers support and discharge planning to improve the re-entry of people with mental illnesses and criminal matters into their home community.

Program Restricted To

Clients with Legal Issues

Access Information

Individuals who have been involved or are at risk of involvement with the criminal justice system. Referrals come from a variety of sources including lawyers, doctors, hospitals, family members, police, other community agencies and individuals themselves.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 519-255-7440
Fax 519-255-7817

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Essex)
Wheelchair Access Yes

Smoking

Policy Allowed

Languages

English French Interpretation Services

Hours

Main Hours

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

Services are available until 2000, Monday to Thursday by appointment.