The adult forensic psychiatry program based at the Health Sciences Centre, is a multidisciplinary program which provides inpatient and outpatient assessment and treatment. The program provides court ordered assessments for fitness and criminal responsibility, consultations to Probation Services and disposition assessments for the Criminal Code Board of Review. Treatment services are also provided for, accused and convicted offenders, as well as individuals found Not Criminally Responsible and Unfit.
The inpatient and outpatient components are located at the PsycHealth Centre on the PX3 wing. The inpatient unit consists of 15 beds. Offices for the Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Team is a Community Mental Health program with a collaborative relationship with Forensic Psychiatry Program. FACT’s offices are on the second floor of the Crisis Response Centre.
The service provides educational experiences for several disciplines including medical students and psychiatric residents, nursing, psychology, social work and occupational therapy. Research activity is encouraged in the faculty and students of this program.
The program operates in affiliation with the Community Mental Health Forensic Specialist Program operated by the WRHA and the Rehabilitation Forensic Program operated by the Selkirk Mental Health Centre.