Cota has three core Court and Justice related services:
The Mental Health Court Support Program assists adults (16+ years) with identified mental illnesses, who are involved with the justice system and have had their charges diverted, to get the treatment and support they need as an alternative to proceeding with prosecution. Services offered include referrals to/assistance with accessing short-term or long-term services in the mental health system such as case management and supportive housing.
To make a referral: referrals are accepted directly at Cota’s Mental Health Court Support Office withint the 1000 Finch Avenue West Court.
The Mental Health & Justice: Prevention Program provides individualized support to adults (16+ years) living with a serious mental illness who are at significant risk of involvement or re-involvement with the criminal justice system. Our Mental Health & Justice: Prevention Program service providers work collaboratively with their clients to provide client-centred support aimed at assisting them to minimize the probability of future involvement with the justice system and live safe, active and fulfilling lives within the community.
For more information or to make a referral: call us at (416)-785-9230 ext. 8793.
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. The Release Planning Case Management Program is designed to provide short-term support for clients as they transition back into the community.
Referrals to this service are received directly through the staff at the Toronto South Detention Centre.