The youth Mental Health Court program provides timely services to youth between the ages of 12 -18 who have been charged or are at risk of being charged with an offence and are diagnosed or are suspected of having a mental health problem, traumatic brain injury, or developmental disability.
Youth Mental Health Court workers are available on site in the courts. They will assist in identifying youth with mental health challenges, traumatic brain injury, substance use or /and a developmental disability.
The youth mental health court workers will assess the youth and develop an appropriate service plan.
The court workers will facilitate referrals for the youth and parents/guardians/caregivers to appropriate services and supports in their community, including psychiatric consultation and psychological assessment as needed.
The development of formal diversion plans enable the youth to have their needs appropriately met with or without the support of the Youth Justice system.
Additional Access Information:
Referrals can be made directly to the Youth Mental Health Court workers by youth/ parents/guardians/caregivers, court personnel (e.g. duty counsel, Crown attorneys, etc.), probation, or community social service organizations.
For more information, please call 416-222-1153 or fill out the form below.
2201 Finch Ave. West, North York Ontario, M9M 2Y9
1911 Eglinton Ave. East, Scarborough Ontario, M1L 4P4