Court Diversion services are available to anyone 12 and over who finds themselves involved with the court system because of a mental health crisis.
Mental health diversion is a voluntary administrative court procedure available to individuals who find themselves involved with the court system as a result of a mental health crisis. The level of offense must be low to medium and the individuals mental health needs would be better supported in the community. Working together as a team, the client, Crown and mental health worker will put together a community based diversion plan. Following the Crown’s approval of the diversion plan, a Case Manager will work in partnership with the client to encourage a successful outcome by offering support and encouragement as well as linking them to other community supports and services. Diversion plans normally last for 6 months and when completed successfully can result in a withdrawal of the original charge(s).
The case manager supports and encourages the client’s growth through following the diversion plan. Service care plans including OCAN are developed and negotiated with the client.
Court Diversion Worker (Adult) T: (807) 472-8679
Court Diversion Worker (Youth) T: (807) 632-9120
Persons 12 & over with a mental health issue or concern.
Referrals to either Adult or Youth Court Diversion programs come from a variety of sources. Please contact our Court Diversion staff for more information.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.