Mental Health Court Support Services

Type of Service

Diversion and Court Support

Program Description

The Mental Health Court Support Services program is available to assist individuals with a mental health issue who come into contact with the criminal justice system. To qualify for mental health diversion, clients must have a serious mental illness, have been charged with a minor criminal offence, agree to participate and demonstrate a commitment to a diversion plan which has been approved by the crown attorney. Court support case management may involve coordination of mental health services, referrals to psychiatric care, obtaining social assistance and/or suitable housing, referrals to longer-term support services, or referrals to appropriate community services. Model of service is human services and justice coordination.

Program Restricted To

Clients with Legal Issues

Access Information

Contact a court support worker for information about Mental Health Court Support Services by calling the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Haldimand-Norfolk Branch's office. Referrals can be made by the accused (self-referral), police, family and friends, duty or defence counsel, crown attorney or other community organizations.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 519-752-2998 ext. 209
Toll-Free 888-750-7778
Fax 516-428-3424

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Haldimand-Norfolk)
Wheelchair Access No
Accessibility AccommodationsWashrooms are not wheelchair accessible.


Policy Allowed


Spanish English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0830-1630
Tuesday 0830-1630
Wednesday 0830-1630
Thursday 0830-1630
Friday 0830-1630