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Winter 2009: Forensic Mental Health

March 2, 2009

network_24-2_coverPathways 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

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Guest Editorial

Mad or Bad: Reflections on the Mental Health System’s Responsibilities to Mentally Disordered Offenders

Jailhouse Lottery

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

Justice Served

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


Re: Cover
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.

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