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people and offers assistance to identify goals and needs, links to agencies or services, and recommends charges are withdrawn if goals are met.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