The courts should refrain from imposing bail conditions that are likely to criminalize the symptoms of an underlying mental health issue. The Strategy for a Safer Ontario the Strategy was introduced in MCSCS should re-evaluate its food delivery system options including dietary requirements, quality of food items purchased and costs.
Assessment and analysis of findings is underway and a final report is expected in September Improving the delivery of food remains a priority in the design of the new facilities in Ottawa and Thunder Bay. The ministry will continue to explore opportunities for additional programming and support for inmates with addiction issues.
We offer monthly, up to date, training and instruction in the most recent trends and activities of criminal organizations and its members. All hold down requests that are intended to facilitate the timely release of the accused should be granted by the presiding justice.
It should be presumed that all cases will be dealt with to the fullest extent possible each day. Video consultations for professional visits were successfully launched at Monteith Correctional Complex MCC on March 20, and its use is being monitored.
Diversion Programs—Long Term Recommendation As part of the Serving Vulnerable Persons initiative of the Strategy, the ministry is working with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and other inter-ministerial partners on a long-term approach to expand pre-arrest, pre-charge and post-charge diversion programs for persons in crisis through a whole-of-government approach.
On May 2nd,the Ministry of the Attorney General MAG launched a Pre-Trial Custody Project for six months deploying two prosecutors with specific expertise to provide timely advice to police on police releases and bail, and to expeditiously and efficiently review all in coming and existing custody matters with a view to resolution on a principled basis.
Policing Reforms — Medium Term Recommendation As indicated in Progress Report 2education of judges and justices of the peace is within Corrections task force independent and exclusive jurisdiction of the Ontario Court Corrections task force Justice.
The programming is available for both male and female inmates, regardless of whether they are sentenced or remanded. The ministry has completed the preliminary design of the proposed Step Down and Stabilization areas.
Reducing the number of accused in bail phase by appropriately increasing releases; Developing and delivering police education regarding forms of release and exercising discretion; and Enabling police access to Crown counsel for advice regarding release decisions.
MCSCS should, through the Correctional Services Transformation Strategy, collaborate with partner ministries and community agencies to explore alternative housing options such as mental health facilities or dedicated addiction treatment spaces for those sentenced offenders with mental health needs.
The duty counsel bail coordinator will work with Crowns, including the new dedicated bail vettor Crown, to triage and expedite the bail process including Legal Aid applications and ensure meaningful, timely bail decisions are made.
As a result, OCDC hired 25 staff in the following positions: Particular attention should be paid to the development of pre-charge diversion options for administration of justice charges for those with mental illnesses. MCSCS should review its inmate telephone system with a view to improving affordability and making calls to cellular phones.
This recommendation has been brought to the attention of the Office of the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice. Addiction Support — Medium Term Recommendation Lastly, Justices of the Peace should be encouraged to routinely consider whether it is appropriate to endorse bench warrants to give police officers an option to release at the station on arrests related to breaches of recognizance.
The expansion and enhancement of the BVSP in Ottawa has made it possible for more people who are struggling with mental illness, poverty, homelessness and addictions to access this program and be safely released into the community.
Bail Process — Medium Term Recommendation The ministry will continue to conduct jurisdictional scans across other provincial correctional institutions within Canada and the United States to compare and consider options for improving the Offenders Telephone Management System OTMS in Ontario.
Progress to date includes: Networking The CGTF recognizes that cooperation amongst agencies is a critical element in preventing and helping reduce gang crime. This dedicated duty counsel is currently working out of the Ottawa Courthouse until security clearance for the Institution has been granted.The Corrections Task Force monitors the County's jail population and makes recommendations to achieve the efficient use of the County's limited jail beds.
It meets the requirements of Florida Statute which requires Counties to create Public Safety Coordinating Councils for the same purpose.
COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS TASK FORCE FINAL RECOMMENDATION PRESENTED TO THE COLORADO COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE JUSTICE November 14, FYCC Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice November 14, Page 1 of 19 FYCC#1 Community Corrections Board Member Training.
The work of the Community Corrections Task Force has concluded. The Task Force met from April to October The Task Force may be reinstated and re-seated, if additional community corrections topics arise in the future.
The Task Force also included representatives of the Michigan Association of Counties, the Michigan Department of Corrections, the Michigan Judges Association, the Michigan District Judges Association, the State Court Administrative Office, and the Defense Bar.
The Urban Institute and its partner, the Center for Effective Public Policy, are providing research, analysis, strategic guidance, and logistical support to the Task Force through a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice.
Olmsted County Community Corrections Task Force provides direction and assistance to Community Corrections in establishing goals, policies and priorities.Download