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Improving mental health awareness within the justice system

The London Family Court Clinic is also looking at how marginalized communities are impacted by mental health issues.

👤 Srimathi Sridharan26 Jan 2023 5:37 AM GMT
Improving mental health awareness within the justice system
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Ottawa: A justice-based organization is working with a focus on families who are in various stages of navigating through the judicial system to build resiliency within those family units.

"The London Family Court Clinic (LFCC) is a justice-based organization that builds resiliency and capacity within individuals, children, family and youth who are at risk of or within the justice system themselves," explained LFCC Executive Director, Tuhin Jajal.

The London Family Court Clinic is also looking at how marginalized communities are impacted by mental health issues.

"When we see the impact of individuals within the community, especially youth and adolescents who are at risk, we also need to be able to do strong, long-term, long standing, great mental health assessments on them so we can begin to measure their risk and start building those treatment programs to increase their capacity for them," Jajal said.