Youth Mental Health Court Program

Type of Service

Diversion and Court Support

Program Description

The Youth Mental Health Court program supports transitional youth, who have a mental illness, addiction or developmental disorder and have been involved in the Criminal Justice System. The Youth Mental Health Worker will provide consultations to the Crown Attorney, Defence Counsel and other court personnel to link these youth with appropriate mental health services in the community. Youth Mental Health Diversion agreements will be implemented with consent of the youth and his/ her guardian and approval from the Crown Attorney. In order for the youth to be considered an appropriate candidate for mental health diversion, symptoms of mental illness must have been a factor in the offense that was committed. Model of service is recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation.

Program Restricted To

Clients with Legal Issues

Access Information

Population is transitional age youth who have pending criminal charges and mental health needs. Referrals are accepted from all sources.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-675-7252 ext. 264
Toll-Free 866-285-2642
Fax 705-675-7247

Clients Served

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


Policy Allowed
Note Nine metres from building.

Application Referral Forms


English French Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0830-1630
Tuesday 0830-1630
Wednesday 0830-1800
Thursday 0830-1630
Friday 0830-1630