Youth Therapeutic Court

The primary goal of Youth Therapeutic Court is to identify the mental health needs of youth involved in the justice system promptly to facilitate improved access to community-based mental health care and to work with youth, family members, care providers, Defense/Duty Counsel and the Crown Attorney to develop a treatment plan.

This service is available to youth in London and Middlesex County who have been charged with an offence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (charged before the age of 18) and have diagnosed or suspected mental illness, traumatic brain injury or developmental disability. Where appropriate, we support the diversion of youth with mental illness from the formal justice system. The Youth Mental Health Court Worker is available as a resource to the Court for youth and their family members involved within Youth Therapeutic Court and care providers, staff in the Crown Attorney’s office and defence/duty counsel.

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