Court Diversion & Court Support

Are you involved in the criminal justice system?
Are you also experiencing problems relating to substance use or problem gambling?

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The Court Diversion & Court Support Program focuses on re-directing individuals from the criminal justice system, when possible, to appropriate addiction and mental health services within the community.

Who We Help

This program is designed for those who:

  • Live in York Region
  • Are 12 years old and above
  • Have a substance use issue
  • Are involved in the criminal justice system
  • Are not likely to re-offend with appropriate supports and treatment
  • Do not pose a risk to the community

How We Help

The program offers:

  • Ongoing support to the individual and to families throughout the court process, even if they are not eligible for diversion
  • Consulting with client and duty counsel or their lawyer
  • Assisting clients with requests or questions they may have for duty counsel or their lawyer
  • Coordinating a return to court date with client and duty counsel or lawyer
  • Consultation with clients’ CMHA worker
  • Following up on clients’ progress outside of court
  • Providing consultation, education, and advocacy regarding concurrent disorders to clients’ support networks and to court staff
  • Assisting individuals in accessing legal aid, bail and other necessary services
  • Referring individuals to appropriate social services and support networks

Where We Help

  • The Court Diversion & Court Support program is offered at the Newmarket Courthouse.

To access this service, please contact:

Newmarket Courthouse
Court Diversion & Court Support Program

Office located outside of Courtroom 201 at the Newmarket Court,
50 Eagle St W, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6B1

Phone: 905-505-5511
Email: courtsupport@asyr.ca