• Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Strengthening Mental Health Services in the Justice System

February 02, 2021

The Ontario government is investing $6.48 million to strengthen mental health and addiction supports for victims, front-line workers, Indigenous families and youth involved in the justice system. The funding will allow victim assistance organizations to hire more staff, and provide safe housing and mental health services for First Nations youth and families and help community organizations provide COVID-19 emergency services. "Through this investment we are making our communities safer and healthier by expanding mental health supports in Ontario's justice system, particularly for victims of crime, youth, Indigenous families and front-line workers," said Attorney General Doug Downey. "By supporting existing and new mental health services we will ensure more Ontarians can access local help when and where they need it, including in Northern, rural and Indigenous communities." This investment is part of the historic $147 million in mental health and addictions supports announced in December 2020 and will be used to:

  • Hire staff and