There are a number of steps that are part of Community Support Court:
- Completed referral form
- Assignment of a case manager
- Completion of a comprehensive assessment
- Design of a Community Treatment Intervention Plan (CTIP)
- A plea of guilt
- Attendance to court every first and third Friday of the month
- Ongoing participation and commitment to your CTIP, as reported to the judge by your case manager and yourself
- Ongoing evaluation of your progress until a graduation date is identified
At any time you may exit the program and return to regular court.
- Completion of the CTIP
- Approval of the Crown and the Multi-disciplinary team
- This process will be completed within twelve and eighteen months
Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) consists of:
- The Provincial/Federal Crown Attorneys
- Mental Health service provider
- Addiction service provider
- Case Managers.
- Defense counsel
The MDT meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. They discuss the CTIP.
- Mental health concern
- Substance use concern
- Intellectual disability
- A combination of any/or all previously stated concerns that contributed to the offence
- Chronic and/or lengthy legal history
- Residential break in
- Home invasion
- Drinking and driving
- Offences committed against children
- Sexual offences
- Trafficking illicit substances for commercial gain
To view a flow chart of the court process and eligibility criteria click here.