The service is a result of collaboration between CAMH, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). Our team consists of members of the following professions: social work, occupational therapy, nursing, psychology and psychiatry.
Any inmate 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 MCSCS health care team. 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 MCSCS along with consultation recommendations.
FEIS Inclusion Criteria
FEIS will provide ongoing assessment and support to individuals who:
are at risk of being unfit to stand trial
may choose to pursue a not criminally responsible defence.
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 MCSCS facility
support clients in their preparation for court appearances
communicate with client’s lawyer and family
provide client’s family with resources and support
connect with client’s other community supports
work with MCSCS staff and partner agencies to facilitate discharge plans.