Skip to content

Court Diversion & Court Support

The Court Diversion Program is a co-operative venture between the Criminal Justice System and the Mental Health System. The program provides direct service to individuals who have a mental illness and who have been charged with a minor offence. To be eligible for the Court Diversion Program individuals must:

  • be diagnosed with a serious mental illness;
  • be 16 years of age or older;
  • have been charged with a minor offence;
  • agree to participate in the Mental Health Diversion Program, as it is strictly voluntary;
  • be recommended by the Crown Attorney.

Mental Health Counsellors in the Court Diversion Program:

  • assist individuals appropriate for diversion to access and utilize mental health and other supports and services;
  • assist the judicial system to identify and divert adults with mental illness;
  • provide consultation services to all persons/families with special needs appearing before the courts, regardless of the nature of the charges;
  • provide short-term support or facilitate the transfer to more enhanced/intensive services or to a longer-term Mental Health Counsellor.

Court Diversion Enhancement

The Court Diversion Enhancement Program provides transitional community-based services and direct service to individuals who are on a Court Diversion Plan or, at a minimum, have had involvement with the Court Diversion Program. Services include at minimum:  assessment and planning, supportive counselling, service co-ordination, monitoring/evaluation, systems advocacy, and transportation and support at court appearances.  This transitional service is intended to be time-limited (up to four consecutive months) after which the client may be transferred to a Mental Health Counsellor for case management. This program also includes an affordable housing component.

If you are in a crisis, call 613-969-7400, Ext. 2753

Central Intake

We Can Help You

Contact

Belleville

15 Victoria Ave
Belleville, ON
K8N 1Z5
Phone
613-967-4734
Fax
613-968-4312

Bancroft

33 Flint Ave
Bancroft, ON
K0L 1C0
Phone
613-332-3826
Fax
613-332-0005

Trenton

27 King St
Trenton, ON
K8V 3V7
Phone
613-394-1655
Fax
613-394-2151

Madoc

7-52 St Lawrence St E
Madoc, ON
K0K 2K0
Phone
613-473-9914
Fax
613-473-1005

Picton

35 Bridge St
Prince Edward, ON
K0K 2T0
Phone
613-476-2990
Fax
613-476-6403

For information about the men's treatment residence, call 613-962-7838 or fax 613-962-8388.

For information about court diversion, call 613-968-1111 or fax 613-968-9555.

If you are in crisis, call 613-969-7400, Ext. 2753