Stranded without personal belongings: putting offenders with mental health issues at risk

Join us for another free, engaging webinar from the Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) Community of Interest on January 29, 2014 from 12pm to 1pm. The purpose of the webinar is to examine the issues related to offender belongings within the justice system in Ontario.

Many individuals are released from custody without their medication, health card, money, keys to their residence and sometimes even without their civilian clothes. Individuals cannot or do not pick up their belongings due to transportation issues and other barriers, leaving them stranded and more likely to re-offend. Across Ontario, many Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committees (HSJCCs) are trying to address this issue through protocols and with the help of volunteers.

More attention is being given to the retrieval of prisoner belongings both regionally and provincially. Based on the discussion paper “The Issue of Prisoner Belongings – A Recipe for Re-offending,” issues related to prisoner belongings and strategies being used to address them will be shared through this free webinar.

Register here.

**If you are on the wait list for the webinar, you will receive a follow-up email with the recorded session once it is made available.