This program aims to support the courts in their efforts to redirect Francophones dealing with the courts and living with a mental health problem towards appropriate health services instead of detention centers. Our services are offered in both a community and a prison environment. The program provides links to a comprehensive system of services and mental health support, especially to emergency or crisis services, such as beds buffers, as well as intensive case management and housing support. Practitioners work in collaboration with key actors in the criminal justice, health and social services. Support to family members and a support network are available.

These services are aimed at improving the mental health status and the progress of each person, reducing recidivism and hospitalization related to mental health problems, reducing the burden on the criminal-justice system and improving access to mental health services.

Admission Requirements

  • Francophone adults aged 16 and over living with a severe mental health disorder
  • To be facing criminal charges or be on probation or have been found not criminally responsible (NCR)
  • Demonstration of motivation and desire to use the services
  • Functional limitations that are or could be the cause of trouble living in the community

Service Request Procedure

For admission to the program, contact the manager of psychosocial rehabilitation programs and clinical services at 613.742.0988 ext 610.

This program aims to support the courts in their efforts to redirect Francophones dealing with the courts and living with a mental health problem towards appropriate health services instead of detention centers.