Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
Court Diversion Program

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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
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Community Mental Health Program phone contacts in other communities:
  • Moose Factory: 705-658-4544 Ext 2239
  • Fort Albany: 705-278-1008
  • Attawapiskat: 705-997-2323
  • Kashechewan: 705-275-4568
  • Peawanuck: 705-473-9986
Eligibility
  • Individuals 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)


Age Requirements: Ages: 16 year(s) and up;
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
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(20) Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On February 26, 2019

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