Canadian Mental Health Association
Fort Frances Branch
Court Diversion and Support Program

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Provides services and support to individuals who are involved with the judicial system and would benefit from community or hospital based mental health services as an alternative to incarceration

Court support services are offered based on client need and can include:
  • Accessing and retaining legal representation
  • Assistance with bail release
  • Case management services
  • Information and referrals for community support services, housing, psychiatric and income supports
  • Recommendations to the court at time of sentencing on behalf of individual
Eligibility
  • Individuals who have been diagnosed with mental health issues and are involved with the criminal justice system
  • Mental health issues can include: Mental Illness, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Acquired Brain Injury, Developmental Disability, Dual Diagnosis and Concurrent Disorders


Age Requirements: Ages: 18 year(s) and up;
Application Process
  • Accepts referrals from the Court, Crown Attorney, Defence/Duty Counsel, Probation Officer, community service providers, and self referrals
  • Referrals can be made at any time during legal process
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On March 20, 2019

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