WEBINAR - The Niagara Youth Court Screening Initiative

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The Story of the Niagara Youth Justice Service Collaborative

INTERVENTIONS IN PRACTICE webinar series

Webinar Participants will:

  • Learn how the Niagara community developed a shared vision to create a coordinated community response for youth with mental health and addiction issues in the court system.
  • Learn how the Justice Service Collaborative supported the development a youth court, and implemented a screening team to screen first appearance youth for mental health and addictions issues at court and facilitate linkages with appropriate services.
  • Discover how the intervention is supporting early identification of youth with mental health and addiction issues; facilitating transitions between systems; streamlining court processes; and, helping youth and families access appropriate services.

Target Audience:

  • Agencies and partners supporting justice-involved youth, particularly youth with mental health and addiction challenges;
  • Mental health and addictions agencies;
  • Stakeholders and partners with an interest in the Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives initiative.

Presenters:

Marla Banning, Regional Implementation Coordinator, Provincial System Support Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Mike Taylor, Co-chair of the Niagara Youth Justice Service Collaborative, Executive Director of Youth Resources Niagara

This is the second webinar in the INTERVENTIONS IN PRACTICE webinar series, highlighting evidence-informed interventions implemented as part of the Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives (SISC) initiative.

Learn more at servicecollaboratives.ca

For more information, contact Natalie Dzudovich-Ramirez at Natalie.Dzudovich-Ramirez@camh.ca

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