Winter 2009: Forensic Mental Health
Pathways to Justice for the Mentally Disordered Accused
IN THIS ISSUE: Mad or Bad: Reflections on the Mental Health System’s Responsibilities to Mentally Disordered Offenders – Jailhouse Lottery – Striking a Fine Balance – Navigating the Forensic System – Justice Served – Bridge over Troubled Water – Research Snapshot: SEEI Court Support Studies
Mad or Bad: Reflections on the Mental Health System’s Responsibilities to Mentally Disordered Offenders
For offenders with a serious mental illness, getting help while incarcerated may depend more on luck than design
Striking a Fine Balance
The Ontario Review Board must balance society’s need for safety and the liberty rights and rehabilitation needs of the individual
Navigating the Forensic System
Mapping the pathways and points of intersection between criminal justice and mental health care
Kitchener’s Community Justice Initiatives helps former inmates of the Grand Valley Institution for Women make a successful transition to life on the outside
Bridge over Troubled Water
Ontario’s Release from Custody program provides continuity of care for offenders with mental illness returning to the community
Research Snapshot: SEEI Court Support Studies
Findings from the Systems Enhancement Evaluation Initiative reveal that court support programs are adding value in unexpected ways
Ruth Castledine, 3:00 A.M. (2007, oil on canvas).
Reproduced by permission. This work appeared in the Touched by Fire art exhibit at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.