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Mental Health Diversion Program Information Session Join us to learn about the St. Paul Mental Health Diversion Program, a service intended to divert persons with
Mental Health Diversion Program Information Session
Join us to learn about the St. Paul Mental Health Diversion Program, a service intended to divert persons with mental illness who have committed a minor offence from the justice system.
- This program provides diversion from the justice system to the mental health system for adults 18 and older and youth (12 years to 18 years) who have a mental illness and are charged with a less serious criminal offence.
- The service assesses people and offers assistance to identify goals and needs, links to agencies or services, and recommends charges are withdrawn if goals are met.
- It offers the judicial system an alternative in dealing with adults with mental illness who have been charged with a minor, low-risk crime. They now may be eligible to participate in mental health and community care, subject to referral and approval by the Crown prosecutor.
- Once a person enters the service, a mental health clinician conducts a completed assessment, which includes gathering a detailed history.
- The person is then linked to resources specific to their needs and receives support to make positive changes.
(Thursday) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT-06:00) View in my time
Every Albertan has the right to be treated fairly in the provision of public services. The Ombudsman protects this right by promoting standards of fairness and has the
Every Albertan has the right to be treated fairly in the provision of public services. The Ombudsman protects this right by promoting standards of fairness and has the authority to make recommendations if an investigation reveals unfairness.
The Ombudsman is an Officer of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, reporting directly to the Assembly and operates independently from the Alberta government, political parties and individual elected officials.
As an office of last resort, the Alberta Ombudsman responds to complaints of unfair treatment by provincial government authorities and designated professional organizations.
We invite you to join us as Beth George and Shelby Dewhirst from the Alberta Ombudsman Office provide information on
• The Ombudsman’s role
• Who can be investigated by the Ombudsman’s office
• How individuals can file a complaint
• How the Ombudsman can help
There will be time allotted for Q&A.
Register for free at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/alberta-ombudsman-information-session-tickets-151697464199
(Wednesday) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT-06:00) View in my time
This session aims to remind stakeholders of our role as Treaty people as well as ensure a community response is grounded and centred in the Indigenous experience and
This session aims to remind stakeholders of our role as Treaty people as well as ensure a community response is grounded and centred in the Indigenous experience and perspective. Participants will reflect on key areas of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Calls to Justice of the National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls that are relevant to discussions around hate, racism and discrimination.
MORE ABOUT THIS SERIES:
Please join us for a series of gatherings to bring together a diverse range of stakeholders from in and around St. Paul and area with a goal to building stronger relations and strengthening our collective response to hate, racism and discrimination in our community.
This is an invitation to those working at the grassroots. at the frontline in agencies, emergency response, law enforcement, academics, legal field, public sector and organizations. We welcome all who care about confronting these issues and who are ready to work together for a stronger, more inclusive, and welcoming community for all.
Partners in Building Relations:
John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, Alberta Hate Crimes Committee, Mannawanis Friendship Centre, Portage College Public Legal Education, Reconciliation St. Paul, Tribal Chief Ventures Inc., REACH Edmonton
Sessions will be held online via Zoom every second Thursday from 3-5 pm starting on May 13 2021.
(Thursday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT-06:00) View in my time