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Court Support

 
  • Court Diversion - a voluntary pre-trial procedure that may allow persons accused of minor criminal offences to be directed away from the criminal justice system
  • Consultation, support and education to accused persons and their families, service providers and to justice system personnel
  • Referrals to other community resources and coordination of support
  • A range of recovery focused case management services

Eligibility for Court Support Services:

Individuals who are residents of Simcoe County who are 16 years of age or older with a mental health problem or mental disorder who become involved with the criminal justice system

How to Apply: Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 to 5. Anyone can make a referral including self-referral. To make a referral or learn more about the program call (705) 733-2113.

Release from Custody

  • Release / discharge planning for individuals in custody who are inmates at Central North Correctional Centre (CNCC) Penetanguishene, to promote successful community reintegration
  • Direct, in-person support for individuals out of custody residing in North Simcoe Muskoka who may be at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system

Eligibility for Release from Custody Services:

  • Release from Custody services are voluntary
  • Eligible individuals and court support who are 16 years of age or older and have a mental illness/mental disorder (e.g. psychiatric illness, intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, FASD, etc.)
  • Inmates with mental illness or disorders at CNCC who need assistance preparing for release to the community
  • Persons out of custody residing in North Simcoe Muskoka who may be at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system

How to Apply: Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 to 5. Anyone can make a referral including self-referral. To make a referral or learn more about the program call (705) 733-2113.