Offers offenders who have a mental illness diversion from the Justice System to the Mental Health System. Assesses people and offers help to identify goals and needs, links to agencies or services, and recommends charges are withdrawn if goals are met.
For adults 18 and older and youth (12 years to 18 years) who have a mental illness and are charged with a less serious criminal offence.
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.
Call the program to start a referral. All diversions must be approved by the Crown Prosecutor’s office before sentencing or plea.