HSJCC Objectives

a) Committee’s over all goals and key commitments:

  • To identity both service and service coordination gaps at the local level;
  • To establish a delivery model of care through ongoing partnership agreements and protocols;
  • To coordinate resources and services and plan more effectively for people who are in conflict with the law
  • To provide a planning table to bring together service providers to find solutions to the problem of the criminalization of people with serious mental illness, developmental disability, acquired brain injury, drug and alcohol addiction, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and/or dual diagnosis
  • To develop a model of shared responsibility and accountability in dealing with individuals with serious mental illness, developmental disability, acquired brain injury, drug and alcohol addiction, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and/or dual diagnosis at points of intersection with the justice system
  • To develop creative local solutions to problems or issues through more effective service coordination
  • Share best practices
  • Provide informed input and advice to relevant bodies concerning research, system design, planning, program implementation, and resource allocation

b) Committee’s specific objectives:

  • To review existing protocols with HSJCC member agencies and establish new protocols where identified
  • To identify and advocate for changes to improve the experience of individuals who come into contact with the criminal justice system
  • To identify systemic problems and submit to the Regional Committee
  • To promote education and training for committee members and community partners
  • To monitor progress and promote opportunities for collaboration within the Mental Health Court & Drug Court
  • To share information from the provincial and regional committees to local committee members and community partners
  • To promote collaboration between the police and mental health and human resources
  • To identify challenges within areas of serious mental illness, developmental disability, acquired brain injury, drug and alcohol addiction, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder dual diagnosis, locally and within the District