Provincial HSJCC

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Barrie Local HSJCC Goals and Objectives:


a) Committee’s over all goals and key commitments:

1. Promote local cross sector communication between human services and justice system.

2. Facilitate implementation of the Regional HSJCC strategy at the local level.

3. Create a point of contact and information for police, probation, community mental health services.


b) Committee’s specific objectives:

1. To identify priority issues.

2. Create local solutions to local problems in relation to target client group.

3. Act in an advisory capacity to colleagues as human service and justice interface.

4. To organize and deliver local community education and public awareness.

5. To advise Simcoe-Muskoka Regional HSJCC on strategy developments.

West Toronto Local HSJCC Goals and Objectives:


a) Committee’s over all goals and key commitments:

The WT-HSJCC works collaboratively:

• To engage in joint cross-sectoral planning, coordination, collaboration and integration of service for individuals with mental health and addiction issues who are involved or at significant risk of being involved with the criminal justice system.

• To identify local priorities for planning coordinated services, and establish a process for planning and joint problem solving in relation to these local priorities.

• To improve transition at juncture points within services and systems for individuals who come into contact with the justice system

· To assist with addressing local needs and reporting to the Toronto Regional HSJCC to help inform systems planning at a regional level.


b) Committee’s specific objectives:

The WT-HSJCC works collaboratively:

• To assist in developing and maintaining an accessible and well-functioning system of mental health, justice and related services that work together to improve the transition between services and sector of the Committee’s target population to and through the services and supports that they need when they need them.

• To assist in Improve the quality of services for individuals with mental health issues who are involved with the criminal justice system, including the specific matches made between clients and services both initially and through clients’ individual recoveries over time.

• To assist in minimize the amount of time people spend in correctional facilities waiting for the assessments, e.g., fitness, Form 6 and/or services they need to support their safe, successful release and re-integration back into the community.

• To assist in preventing and reducing recidivism.

• To assist and Identifying barriers to achievement of any of the above objectives, with particular focus on identifying and addressing barriers at the juncture between the mental health, criminal justice and related systems.

Windsor-Essex Local HSJCC Goals and Objectives:


a) Committee’s over all goals and key commitments:

To provide a format for identification of needs and gaps in local services relating to mental health and justice issues and to provide an opportunity for discussion and active problem-solving across sectors.


b) Committee’s specific objectives:

Local Committee members participate in targeted workgroups designed to problem solve and create service improvements to address identified gaps and local needs.

Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry-Prescott-Russell & Akwesasne Local HSJCC Goals and Objectives:


a) Committee’s over all goals and key commitments:

Our Goal is to find local solutions to local problems through more effective collaboration. We do this by:

• Coordinating and planning efforts between Health, Criminal Justice, Developmental Services and other organizations.

• Articulating a strategy to meet identified needs in the areas of prevention, system design, crisis plans, community intervention plans and court assessment plan.

• Monitoring and evaluating the collective effectiveness and efficiency of the strategies.


b) Committee’s specific objectives:

• Implementation of a Specialized Mental Health Court for youth mental health, adult mental health, adults with developmental disabilities/dual diagnoses.

• Improve visibility about this committee and joint-ventures with other collaborative committees.

• Advocating for Mental Health and other necessary human services training amongst front line workers and other service providers.

• Provide advocacy and support to Youth and Adult sector and other justice related initiatives.

• Increase cross sector collaboration.

• Provide training for service providers in regards to Mental Health Court, transitional housing, Addiction and Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Youth Mental Health and other educational needs.

• Bridging gaps in services for those whom the system cannot accommodate due to their challenging nature.