Mental Health Court Support

Type of Service

Diversion and Court Support

Program Description

Mental Health Court Support and Diversion Program is a voluntary program which allows persons with a serious mental illness, developmental disability or brain injury who are accused of minor criminal offences to be directed away from the criminal justice system. In its place the person agrees to embark upon an individual support treatment program in the community designed to meet their needs. The goal is to minimize future involvement in the justice system. With diversion there is no trial and no conviction. The program may also assist with persons who are not eligible for diversion because of the nature of their offences, in matters of bail, sentencing, as well as recommending community supports. Discharge planning is a voluntary program which provides clients that are currently institutionalized, assistance to reintegrate back into their community in a safe and supportive manner. Model of service is case management. Average length of stay is one year.

Program Restricted To

Clients with Legal Issues

Access Information

Anyone may make a referral by personal contact, phone, email or fax. Case managers will then discuss whether the program fits the needs of the client.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-693-4270
Toll-Free 877-693-4270
Fax 905-878-9647

Clients Served

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


Policy Allowed
Note No smoking allowed inside the building.


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

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