The Forensic Early Intervention Service (FEIS) is a result of collaboration between the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
Our team consists of members of the following professions: social work, occupational therapy, nursing, psychology, and psychiatry.
Any inmate at the TSDC can be referred for an assessment with FEIS. Clients must consent to meet with FEIS, as it is a voluntary service. Once FEIS has conducted an assessment, recommendations about follow-up care will be provided to the TSDC staff. Not all individuals who receive an assessment will be eligible for ongoing FEIS involvement. Those who do not meet the inclusion criteria will be referred back to mental health services in the TSDC along with consultation recommendations.
FEIS Inclusion Criteria
FEIS will provide ongoing assessment and support to individuals who:
- Are/are at risk of being unfit to stand trial
- May choose to pursue a not criminally responsible defense
For individuals who meet the FEIS inclusion criteria we can:
- Conduct psychiatric assessment and offer treatment recommendations
- Visit and provide ongoing support while client is at the TSDC
- Support clients in their preparation for court appearances
- Communicate with client’s lawyer & family
- Provide client’s family with resources and support
- Connect with client’s other community supports
- Work with TSDC staff and partner agencies to facilitate discharge plans
Contact: Tanya Connors, Manager, 416-535-8501 ext. 32252
Contact: Yvonne Hinds, Administrative Secretary, 416-535-8501 ext. 36022
Location: The Toronto South Detention Centre, 160 Horner Avenue, Toronto, ON