This program helps individuals with a dual diagnosis who have become involved with the criminal justice system. Assistance is provided through a diversion process to access health or community services and prevent future encounters with the law. This program partners with the District of Kenora Courts in screening clients for the mental health court who elect to have their matters dealt with through the model of therapeutic jurisprudence.
Referrals to the Dual Diagnosis Diversion/Court Support Program can be made by the police, defence lawyers, crown attorneys, probation officers, case managers, native court workers, correctional staff, developmental service workers, mental health counsellor, family members or anyone who knows an individual who may be eligible for diversion. CLICK HERE TO SEND IN A REFERRAL
The Dual Diagnosis Diversion/Court Support Worker will meet with the accused, family members and service providers to determine eligibility. The following criteria must be met:
Any individual who suffers from a dual diagnosis who has committed a CLASS ONE offence is a suitable candidate for diversion:
CLASS TWO offenses will also be considered for diversion. The more the offense resembles a Class One offense, the more likely the offense will be considered for diversion.
CLASS THREE offenses are too serious and cannot be considered:
The safety of the public is paramount and diversion will not be considered if it against the public interest.
Those accused of a serious offense are not eligible for diversion. However, the Dual Diagnosis Diversion/Court Support Worker will be available to provide support.
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