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Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Court Diversion Program

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Description
Provides assistance in accessing health services to individuals with mental health/addictions issues who are involved with the criminal justice system
  • Focuses on providing resources and support to prevent repeated offences
  • Provides a website list of accepted offences to qualify for program
Court support services are offered based on client need and 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
NOTE: Serious offenders are not eligible for program but court diversion worker will provide support
Comments
Community Mental Health Program phone contacts in other communities:
  • Moose Factory: 705-658-4544 Ext 2239
  • Fort Albany: 705-278-1008, fax 705-278-1121
  • Attawapiskat: 705-997-2323, fax 705-997-2121
  • Kashechewan: 705-275-4568, fax 705-275-1010
  • Peawanuck: 705-473-9986, fax 705-473-9987
Eligibility
  • Individuals 16 years of age and older with mental health/addictions issues and/or developmental challenges and are involved with the criminal justice system
  • Client must voluntarily agree to services and
  • The possibility of mental health impairment must be established and
  • The offence is not too serious (Class One)
Application Process
  • Intake assessment required
  • Referrals can be from police, defense lawyers, crown attorneys, probation officers, case managers, Native court workers, correctional staff, developmental service workers, mental health counselor or family members
  • NO self-referrals accepted
Toll Free
1-877-336-2164
Office
705-336-2164 - Moosonee Site
Crisis
9-1-1
Fax
705-336-2746
Web Site
https://www.waha.ca
Mailing Address
PO Box 664
c/o JBCMHP
Moose Factory, ON, P0L 1W0
Canada
Languages
English
Fees
None
Documents Required
Completed intake assessment required
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(20) Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Topic(s)
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Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 10, 2021
Address
34 Revillion Rd, Government Building
Moosonee, ON, P0L 1Y0
  • Government Building is located on Revillion Rd in the town of Moosonee
  • Town is located on the mainland along W James Bay, approx 5 km across the Moose River from Moose Factory Island
  • Houses other offices including the Ministry of Transportation and the Courthouse

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0800 - 1600
Tue
0800 - 1600
Wed
0800 - 1600
Thu
0800 - 1600
Fri
0800 - 1600

All Sites: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Fort Albany First Nation
  • Kashechewan First Nation
  • Moose Factory
  • Moosonee
  • Weenusk First Nation