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Community Forensic Mental Health Service


Shared Health’s Community Forensic Mental Health Service provides services and resources to individuals, regional health authorities and agencies across Manitoba.

Services include:

  • initial assessments, annual reviews for the Criminal Code Review Board and other Courts;
  • assessment and treatment services for inpatient and outpatient mentally disordered adults and youth who have been deemed Unfit to Stand Trial or Not Criminally Responsible;
  • Service co-ordination and case management services prescribed within an individual’s Criminal Code Review Board’s Disposition Order
  • Service co-ordination and case management collaboration with Forensic Psychiatric Services in Selkirk Mental Health Centre and Health Sciences Centre’s PsycHealth Centre for individuals whose Criminal Code Review Board Order has changed from detention in custody to discharged into the community with conditions

Who is eligible for the Community Forensic Mental Health Service?

To be eligible for forensic community mental health services, individuals must be:

  • deemed Not Criminally Responsible on account of mental disorder for an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada Section 672
  • deemed Unfit to Stand Trial as prescribed in the Criminal Code of Canada Section 672;

Individuals who have received an Absolute Discharge by Criminal Code Review Board and require specialized forensic supports may also be eligible for continued involvement by the Community Forensic Mental Health Specialists.

How does an individual access the Community Forensic Mental Health Service?

Access to the Community Forensic Mental Health Service is through the court process only.

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