may, 2021

20may1:30 pm3:00 pmMental Health and the Justice SystemOnline Information Session

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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 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people and offers assistance to identify goals and needs, links to agencies or services, and recommends charges are withdrawn if goals are met.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.

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