Justice Program – CMHA-NL (Canadian Mental Health Association NL)

Address: 603 Topsail Road, St. John’s, NL A1E 2E1 

Tel: (709) 753-8550 Ext. 106
Toll-Free: 1-877-753-8550 Ext. 106  
Email: hedgar@cmhanl.ca 
Website: https://cmhanl.ca/web/what-we-do/justice-program/ 
Twitter: @CMHANL
Facebook: @CMHANL


To provide individualized support services to persons diagnosed with a mental illness, concurrent disorder or dual diagnosis within the correction system and following release into the community in order to promote recovery and a reduction in recidivism.

Target Population:

Individuals with mental health issues who are involved in the corrections system. 

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

  • Provide in-reach to inmates at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP) for purposes of assessment and provision of support. 
  • To develop a community support plan with the inmate prior to release from HMP. 
  • To provide intensive case management service to 25 clients released from HMP and residing in the St. John’s region. 
  • During the individual’s incarceration, the Program Manager and Social Work Case Managers will provide in-reach mental health counseling and advocacy, as well as a needs assessment to ensure the appropriate services are in place for release. 
  • Upon release from HMP, the Justice Program will meet the individuals “at the gate” and provide intensive case management in the community. 
  • Case Management will assist with ensuring all the individuals’ basic needs are met and they are receiving services appropriate to their needs. 
  • Intensive case management is responsive to the individual’s multiple and changing needs, and plays a pivotal role in coordinating required services from across the mental health system and other service systems. 
  • The case managers of the Justice Program will work to build a trusting and productive relationship with the individual, and to provide the support and resources that they need to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. 

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