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Release Planning Case Management Program


The Release Planning Case Management Program is designed for inmates with a serious mental illness, about to be released from the Toronto South Detention Centre. Cota provides services to male inmates on remand (awaiting trial, sentencing or other proceedings) and offenders who are on short-term sentences while they remain at the Toronto South Detention Centre.  The Release Planning Case Management Program is designed to provide short-term support for clients as they transition back into the community. Individuals requiring/requesting support beyond the term of this program will be referred on to other community-based mental health services prior to discharge from the Release Planning Case Management Program.

Services Offered


When a client is referred to the program, a case manager will meet with them to:

  •     Conduct a thorough/extensive assessment
  •     Develop a comprehensive community safety plan
  •     Liaise with community resources and supports the client has or needs in the community (ie: Probation Officers, Attorneys, housing workers, bail program, court support workers, referral source, etc.)
  •     Provide advocacy, referrals and accompaniment if required to programs and resources including
    •         Court appearances
    •         Short term housing options (crisis beds and shelters)
    •         Long term housing needs including the Mental Health and Justice Initiative, subsidized housing programs, TCHC, boarding homes, and market rent apartments
    •         Substance abuse treatment programs
    •         Financial support (Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program, opening a bank account, and budgeting)
    •         Access to medical and psychiatric professionals
    •         Identification clinics
    •         Social and recreational programming and any other goals the client identifies

Services Available To


Adult males (18 years +) who are living with serious mental illness, are incarcerated at the Toronto South Detention Centre, are approaching release and are assessed by Cota as being able to be safely supported in the community through this service.

Location


The Cota Release Planning Case Management Program provides services at the Toronto South Detention Centre.

How to Make a Referral


Referrals to this service are received directly through the staff at the Toronto South Detention Centre.

This program is funded by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.









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