Forensic Outreach Service

The Forensic Outreach Services Program provides specialized mental health services to individuals found “Unfit to Stand Trial” or “Not Criminally Responsible” and living in the community under a disposition order of the Ontario Review Board throughout the Northeast Region.

Services Provided

Treatment and rehabilitation is individualized, focused on recovery and community reintegration, and provided by a multidisciplinary team.

Outreach Services

Multidisciplinary services

The Forensic Outreach program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team that includes Nurses, Occupational Therapist and Concurrent Disorders Specialist that provide ongoing psychiatric and psychosocial support to all individuals on a disposition order from the Ontario Review Board and living in the community. They remain involved until the patient receives an absolute discharge and are responsible for risk management and ensuring their patients comply with the terms of their disposition order. They work closely with all community agencies involved in their patient’s care and set up rehabilitation plans to address each patient’s individual needs. They are also responsible for giving input into the hospital report to the Ontario Review Board for annual and restriction of liberty hearings. Due to their role in the supervision and monitoring of these patients, their testimony is often required at these hearings. Forensic Outreach Clinicians are on-call 24/7 for emergencies after hours.

Psychiatry

Psychiatric follow-up and treatment is provided, as well as consultation to another community physician who is providing direct clinical care.

The Outreach psychiatrists are directly involved in the writing of the hospital report to the ORB and provide testimony during the annual hearings.

The Forensic Outreach Service has a close working relationship with Osprey Lodge, and Mental Health & the Law Inpatient Unit located at the North Bay Regional Health Centre.

Forensic Outreach Service

Contact Us:

Forensic Outreach Service
1164 Devonshire Avenue
Suite 200
North Bay, Ontario
P1B 6X7

Tel: 1-705-474-5885 or
Fax: 1-705-497-5350

Admission Procedure:

Referrals to our service come directly through the Mental Health & the Law program only.

North Bay

50 College Drive,
P.O. Box 2500
North Bay, ON
P1B 5A4
Tel: 705-474-8600

Sudbury

680 Kirkwood Drive,
Sudbury, ON
P3E 1X3
Tel: 705-675-9193
Fax: 705-675-6817

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