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Mental Health Diversion (MHD)

Mental Health Diversion in Canada

What is Mental Health Diversion? Disclaimer: Mental health diversion can vary significantly by province. For location specific information, please select the location nearest you and consult the mental health diversion page. Alternatively, contact one of our dedicated criminal defence lawyers in your area. In any given year, approximately 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness. ...

How can I get mental health diversion?

If you have been charged with a minor offence and you would like to resolve your charges with mental health diversion, the best way to secure this resolution is to hire a criminal defence lawyer. Because your admission to a mental health diversion program is a nuanced process, it is in your best interests to have a criminal defence lawyer who is familiar with ...

What is mental health diversion (MHD)?

The mental health diversion program (MHD) is a pre-trial diversion mechanism available to those who have been charged with a minor offence and who are suffering from a mental illness. Mental health diversion will allow an accused to avoid a criminal record by completing a rehabilitative program designed to assist with his or her mental illness. Once the offender has successfully completed the program, ...

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