Program

Addictions and Mental Health Services - Hastings Prince Edward - Court Diversion & Court Support

The Court Diversion Program is a cooperative venture between the Criminal Justice System and the Mental Health System. The program provides direct service to individuals who have a mental illness and who have been charged with a minor offence. To be eligible for the Court Diversion Program individuals must:

  • have a serious mental illness
  • be 16+ years of age
  • be charged with a minor offence
  • agree to participate in mental health diversion, as it is strictly voluntary
  • be recommended by the Crown Attorney

Mental Health Counsellors:

  • assist individuals appropriate for diversion to access and utilize mental health and other supports and services
  • assist the judicial system to identify and divert adults with mental illness
  • provide consultation services to all persons/families with special needs appearing before the courts, regardless of the nature of the charges
  • provide short-term support or facilitate the transfer to more enhanced/intensive services or to a longer-term Mental Health Counsellor


Contact: 16139681111 or amhs.info@amhs-hpe.ca