September 20, 2017
2:45 pm to 3:45 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
Beyond the Prison Gate – Recovery into Community
About the Session:
The presentation will cover the dynamics of support for clients of the Severe Violent Offender Response (SVOR) who are received into the CMHA Justice Community Support Program (JCSP). A brief history of the program will be provided along with a description of how a working collaboration is achieved among the partners involved including: Adult Corrections (Probation), RCMP, Local Police Services, Correction Services, and the Office of the Ministry of Justice. A case study (generic composite) including interactive ‘next steps’ will challenge the audience in discussing the availability and effectiveness of local community support services, the ‘recovery model’ for clients, and future directions for the program as a whole.
David Jones is the Director of the Justice Community Support Program. David has been with CMHA since 2008 serving in the Gambling Awareness Program before taking on the role of the Director of the Justice Committee Support Program in 2015.
Dave Nelson is the Associate Director of the CMHA Saskatchewan. Division, Past Executive Director and currently Associate Director of the CMHA Saskatchewan Division. He worked with the Ministry of Justice in setting up the framework for CMHA’s participation in the Severe Violent Offender Response (SVOR) initiative. Dave currently sits on the SVOR Steering Committee.
Mental Health & Justice: Reflections on Community-Based Supports
About the Session:
This presentation is to engage in knowledge transfer of how SHIP’s Mental Health & Justice program has fostered community wellness and recovery through the use of innovative partnerships and key access points. This program has been operational for the past ten years and has seen unique outcomes for individuals living with mental health concerns who have come into conflict with the criminal justice system. These outcomes have been achieved through creative treatment planning, the use of best practices in ‘Healthy Housing,’ and a diverse knowledge base within SHIP’s Mental Health & Justice team. This presentation will provide data from a client’s progress through their entrance to the program to present, using key indicators of retention, hospitalisations, incarcerations, recidivism, social determinants of health, and community involvement.
Kenneth Paynter has over 15 years’ experience in supporting individuals who have come into conflict with the criminal justice system. He is a long-time member of the Concurrent Disorders Committee and the Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He is passionate about helping individuals navigate the mental health and justice system.
Elizabeth Millette, BSW has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years, as a Community Mental Health Counsellor. Additionally, she has specialised in the dual diagnosis field. She is passionate about empowering her clients to make choices to improve their lives.