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Canadian Mental Health Association
Kenora Branch
Court Diversion Program

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Provides assistance in accessing health services to individuals with mental illness, developmental challenge, acquired brain injury or a dual diagnosis 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
Screening for eligibility to the Kenora Mental Health CourtNOTE: Serious offenders are not eligible for program but court diversion worker will provide support
Eligibility
  • Individuals with mental health 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)
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On January 17, 2019

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