This exploration into the effectiveness of the Sault Ste. Marie Mental Health Court demonstrated the vital role this community service plays towards improving the outcomes for individuals experiencing mental health issues who come in conflict with the law. NORDIK researchers collected feedback from participants in the MHC processes through pre- and post-court interviews. The overall assessment of the MHC was quite positive, noting improvements in participants’ sense of self and their capacity to meet program requirements. Suggestions recommendations for areas of improvement were also noted. Through enhanced community support, this valuable service could assist individuals in avoiding incarceration and encourage improved treatment outcomes.
Robert Rawn, Dr. James Horley, Dr. Gayle Broad