Program Chair

The Hon. Justice Kofi Barnes

Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)

Join an experienced, multi-disciplinary faculty as they examine current issues in the Mental Health Court from both a legal and treatment perspective.

This program is essential for those appearing as counsel or as a mental health worker in the Mental Health Court.

In one intensive day, you’ll hear from all parties involved in the mental health court process and gain a comprehensive understanding of the intersection between justice and treatment and how this specialty court can provide positive results for all.

What you’ll learn

Legal practitioners and treatment providers with significant mental health court experience will discuss:

Fundamentals of criminal justice and mental health treatment collaboration in mental health courts

Legal and treatment issues impacting mental health fitness hearings and assessment hearings

Ethical issues arising from multidisciplinary collaborations

How criminal justice and treatment practitioners can optimize their effectiveness in mental health court

Strategies for working in a multi-disciplinary team (relationship between criminal justice practitioners, law enforcement, social work practitioners and mental health treatment providers)

Best practices in tackling operational issues and in accessing community resources

Don’t miss this opportunity to network and learn from acknowledged experts. This program is specifically designed for both lawyers and treatment providers/mental health workers (with or without experience in the mental health courts).

Who Should Attend

Crown lawyers

Defence counsel

Duty counsel

Treatment providers and Mental Health Court workers

Health care and social services professionals


Other Professionals involved in the Mental Health Court process

Bethesda Kold Tagba


“The materials and resources provided were very useful. A very good program!”


Program Chair

The Hon. Justice Kofi Barnes

Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)


Program Agenda


Recorded: Nov 10, 2023

$349 + TAX

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Courtney Hutson

Dual Diagnosis Justice Coordinator, Community Networks of Specialized Care – Central East

“All of the speakers were very knowledgeable. An excellent program!”

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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CCHL MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATIONAttendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE/Fellow) to 3 Category II credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.

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