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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-539-8055
Toll Free Phone 1-800-859-7248
TTY Phone Please use the Bell Relay Service
Crisis Phone Toll Free: 1-866-933-2023
Fax 519-539-8317
Primary Contact Pat Baigent, Director of Community Support and Recovery Services, CMHA Oxford; Phone: 519-539-8055 * 1-800-859-7248; Fax: 519-539-8317; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID - Services being offered using a combination of face to face and virtual routes. There is no in-court support at this time. Court Support is available to individuals (16+ years) with a mental health issue who come into contact with the criminal justice system.  Staff members assess, assist, and advocate for Mental Health Diversion.  They develop service care plans, and provide consultation and support throughout the court process.

Mental Health Court Diversion:
* People living with a serious mental illness, brain injury or a developmental disability may access alternatives to criminal prosecution.
* Crown Attorney determines whether mental health diversion is appropriate or if the person should be prosecuted for the charge(s)
* Court Support worker develops a treatment plan to divert the individual out of the criminal justice system and back into the mental health system
* Supports are available to reduce the possibility of recidivism

Community Treatment Court (CTC):
* CTC is a specialized court with emphasis on treatment and recovery. To receive support, individuals must be willing to plead guilty to their existing charges.
* Holds the accused accountable for the actions while providing effective treatment and/or support in the least restrictive fashion
* The emphasis will be on providing people suffering from mental illness with a venue to address the issues that brought them into conflict with the law
* Protects both the rights of the public and the accused while at the same time maintains the integrity of the criminal justice system
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Crisis Mon-Sun 24-hour service
Areas Served Oxford County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Individuals with a mental disorder (serious mental illness, dual diagnosis and/or an acquired brain injury) who have come into contact with the Criminal Justice System * resident of Oxford County
Application Self referral * family referral * court referral justice system referral
Languages English
Fees None - Free service program
Agency Information
Primary Executive Lynn Wardell, Interim Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association; Phone: 519-539-8055 ext 216 * 1-800-859-7248; Fax: 519-539-8317; Email:
Funding Regional / Municipal - South West Local Health Integration Network ; United Way - of Oxford
Site Information
Site Location Services provided throughout Oxford County, offices in Woodstock, Tillsonburg and Ingersoll
Located In Community Woodstock
Address & Map
522 Peel St
Woodstock, ON N4S 1K3
Intersection Peel St and Wellington St S
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door

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