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Action Plan on Mental Health and
Criminal Justice

We are leading the development of an action plan for Canada to support the mental health of people who interact with the criminal justice system by enabling personal, social, and system change.

The action plan was inspired by continuous calls for action on decades-old efforts to produce meaningful change. It is supported by leaders and experts in the field and by people with lived and living experience of criminal justice involvement and mental health concerns or illnesses.

The scope of the action plan includes several priorities and cross-cutting considerations.

To highlight the importance of this action plan, watch this video that includes quotes from Mo Korchinski, executive director of Unlocking the Gates Services Society, and A.J. Grant-Nicholson, principal at Grant-Nicholson Law.