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New mental health court in Halton Region

May 3, 2012

On May 4, 2012, the Ontario Court of Justice in Halton Region is opening a Community Treatment Court. This new Court, which will be located in the Court House at 2021 Plains Road East in Burlington, Ontario, is designed to be a therapeutic Court.

An announcement released states that the emphasis of this Court will be on providing individuals with mental health conditions and/or drug addictions with a venue to address the issues that brought them into conflict with the law. The Court will unite and focus the resources that exist in Halton Region into a dedicated Court. This new Court was developed through the cooperative efforts of representatives from the Crown Attorney’s office (both Provincial and Federal), the defence bar, the Halton Regional Police Service and mental health treatment providers.

The Court will be starting on an incremental schedule at once per month, progressing to twice per month, and finally with a projected sitting frequency of once per week in the Fall of this year. Sitting dates of the Court are available from the trial coordinator upon request.

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