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Observation and Treatment Unit/Women's Secure Unit

The Law and Mental Health Women's Secure Unit (LWSU) is a six-bed unit located at the Queen Street site. The unit serves exclusively female individuals who have been found Not Criminally Responsible for a criminal offence due to a mental illness and have been ordered to the unit by the Ontario Review Board.

The unit provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation from a secure setting with the goal of rehabilitation and, when appropriate, reintegration into the community with due regard for public safety.

Care and service delivery functions are carried out within a multidisciplinary team model and provides a variety of programs to met treatment and rehabilitation needs. Where appropriate, families and/or significant others should be involved in the formulation of the rehabilitation plan and treatment goals.

Referral Required: All admissions to the Women's Secure Unit are coordinated by the Liaison Office, (416) 535-8501, ext. 2419

Contact: Melody Upshaw, Manager, (416) 535-8501, ext. 1112; melody_upshaw@camh.net

Location: Queen Street site, Unit 3, 1st floor

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