Canadian Mental Health Association - Fort Frances Branch

Site: Fort Frances Branch

Service: Court Diversion and Support Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides services and support to individuals who are involved with the judicial system and would benefit from community or hospital based mental health services as an alternative to incarceration
Court support services are offered based on client need and can include: 
  • Accessing and retaining legal representation 
  • Assistance with bail release 
  • Case management services 
  • Information and referrals for community support services, housing, psychiatric and income supports 
  • Recommendations to the court at time of sentencing on behalf of individual
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
  • Individuals who have been diagnosed with mental health issues and are involved with the criminal justice system 
  • Mental health issues can include: Mental Illness, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Acquired Brain Injury, Developmental Disability, Dual Diagnosis and Concurrent Disorders
  • Accepts referrals from the Court, Crown Attorney, Defence/Duty Counsel, Probation Officer, community service providers, and self referrals 
  • Referrals can be made at any time during legal process
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-2347
Toll Free Phone 1-888-813-6503
Fax 807-311-0117
Primary Contact Michelle Mauro, Court Diversion Support Worker, Fort Frances Branch; Phone: 807-274-2347 ext 210; Email:
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 612 Portage Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M8
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Intersection Portage Ave and Second St E
Mailing Address Box 446 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M8
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN)