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Reintegration Program

A banner to introduce the Community Reintegration Planning Tables supporting release planning at Elgin-Middlesex Correctional Complex, supported by the Province of Ontario and the Human Services Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC)

Community Reintegration Planning Table supports release planning at Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre

A new partnership between Ontario and the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee is creating a person-centered approach to planning for individuals with high or complex needs who are leaving custody at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC). The partnership will support the development and launch of joint ministry-community led Community Reintegration Planning Tables (CRPTs).

The goal of these CRPTs is to ensure a proactive, collaborative, and inclusive plan is in place for consenting individuals who are returning to the community and who need supports from multiple agencies. The plans will include considerations for housing, financial needs, mental health, addictions, health care, and safety and vulnerability.

As one of the first sites for this program, the following organizations will work together at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre CRPT:

  • Ark Aid Street Mission
  • Atlohsa Family Healing Services
  • Changing Ways
  • City of London, Social and Health Department
  • CMHA Thames Valley Addictions and Mental Health Services
  • Community Services Coordination Network
  • Dale Brain Injury Services
  • Developmental Services Ontario
  • Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre
  • Elgin Ontario Works
  • John Howard Society of London
  • London Cares
  • London Intercommunity Health Centre
  • London Police Services
  • Mission Services of London
  • N’Amerind Friendship Centre
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • Parkwood Institute (St. Joseph’s Health Care London)
  • Salvation Army Centre of Hope
  • St. Leonard’s Community Services, London & Region
  • St. Thomas-Elgin Social Services
  • West Elgin Community Health Centre
  • Youth Opportunities Limited
  • YWCA St. Thomas Elgin

CRPTs will help build stronger relationships and collaboration between the province, the justice sector, and community partners.  The goal is to improve system coordination, make referral processes easier, and support a better understanding of what each agency can offer. This approach to community reintegration is intended to ensure that individuals with high needs at select adult correctional facilities get access to the resources they need when they are released from custody, including mental health and addiction services, transitional housing, and culturally appropriate supports.

Reintegration Program

Operating out of Maison Louise Arbour Centre is the Reintegration Program.

The Reintegration team works with people (both male and female) over the age of 18 who have a confirmed or suspected mental health diagnosis and who are involved in the justice system.

The program assists the participants in addressing their mental health and justice concerns in order to remain in the community.

The Reintegration Program supports individuals in a one-on-one case management approach for appointments, accessing health care, obtaining identification, housing, and connecting with social service agencies.