Please be advised, following recommendations from Public Health and in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are allowing face-to-face contacts on a limited basis until further notice. Support is still available virtually and by telephone and email. Please contact your worker for assistance.
Please note: There is updated information regarding Brant court services. Please click on the following links for the details:
Courthouse Door Notice – Brantford CM (v2)
Brantford Remote Case Management #2 (amended)
The Mental Health Court Support (Case Management & Diversion) Program is available to assist individuals with a mental health issue who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
Mental Health Diversion
To be considered for Mental Health Diversion, individuals must:
- Be 16 years or older
- Have a mental health issue/diagnosis, a developmental delay, addictions/concurrent disorder, or an acquired brain injury
- Have been charged with a criminal offence
- Agree to participate and demonstrate a commitment to comply with a Diversion Treatment Plan, which has been approved by the Crown Attorney
Court Support Case Management
Services may include:
- Coordination of mental health services
- Referrals to psychiatric care
- Assistance when applying for social assistance and/or suitable housing
- Referrals to longer term support services
- Case Management for individuals being released from custody
Consult a Court Support Case Manager for information on community mental health services.
Who can refer to Court Support Services?
The accused (self-referral), police, family and friends, duty or defense counsel, Crown Attorney and other community agencies can refer to Court Support Services.