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Resource Mental Health


Jun 5, 2023

The Provincial HSJCC is looking for members to join a community of practice focused on addressing release from custody issues across Ontario.

Regional and Local HSJCCs have repeatedly reported that clients are being released from custody without appropriate discharge planning, connections to housing or community supports. These issues have been further exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the Provincial HSJCC has committed to identifying ways the HSJCC Network can coordinate efforts of our members across Ontario.

The P-HSJCC Release from Custody Community of Practice will be made up of members from across the HSJCC Network who work in the housing, health and justice sectors that support and coordinate efforts for those being released from correctional institutions. Members will raise issues and brainstorm solutions at a Local, Regional, and Provincial level. This may include connecting clients to housing, finding transportation to home communities and sharing creative practices across the province.

The Community of Practice will meet on a regular basis via teleconference or a virtual platform. Additional issues may be discussed between members by email or through the use of online forums. Members from Local, Regional and Provincial HSJCCs, as well as our partner stakeholders, are welcome to join. For more information, please contact Christine Conrad at