The Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) has launched an electronic quarterly newsletter. The HSJCC network, which consists of 32 local committees, 14 regional committees and a provincial committee, was established in response to a recognized need to coordinate resources and services, and plan more effectively for people who are in conflict with the law. Priority consideration is given to people with a serious mental illness, developmental disability, acquired brain injury, drug or alcohol addictions, and/or fetal alcohol syndrome.
The newsletter will facilitate transfer of knowledge and information across the HSJCCs in the province and share emerging issues regarding people with complex service needs who come into conflict with the criminal justice system. In the inaugural edition of the newsletter, the mandate, priorities and activities of the provincial HSJCC are highlighted. Upcoming issues will include updates about the work of the provincial HSJCC as well as initiatives occurring within regional and local HSJCCs, new and promising practices in the field, and new research, articles and reports. The newsletter will also announce educational and networking opportunities occurring within the province on the topic of human services and justice coordination.
The newsletter is available on the HSJCC website at www.hsjcc.on.ca.