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Resource Mental Health


Jun 5, 2023

The HSJCCs were established in response to a recognized need to coordinate resources and services, and plan more effectively for people who are in conflict with the law. Priority consideration is for people with a serious mental illness, developmental disability, acquired brain injury, drug and alcohol addiction, and/or fetal alcohol syndrome. 

The committees were generated as a cooperative effort between the Ministries of the Attorney General, Children, Community and Social Services, Health and the Solicitor General.

The two primary areas of emphasis for the committees are:

  1. To provide a planning table to bring together service providers to find solutions to the problem of the criminalization of people with the defined unique needs, and;
  2. To develop a model of shared responsibility and accountability in dealing with this group of individuals at points of intersection with the justice system.