Policy Field: Mental Health

Project Details: The Mental Health Impacts of Gun Violence on Communities

  • CMHA provides direct mental health services and supports to more than 1.3 million people each year, all of which help prevent mental health problems and illnesses and support recovery and resilience. CMHA also leads national-level advocacy efforts and awareness-raising campaigns that enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.

  • This project will require student consultants to support the objectives of the CMHA Research and Policy portfolio with the development of a literature review and report that will gather, examine, and review academic research and grey literature (reports, strategies, program frameworks, standards, policies, and program and best practices frameworks) on mental health care in the criminal justice system.

  • The project aims to determine what the evidence states in relation to appropriate treatment and supports for justice-involved persons who live with mental illness and/or mental health problems and to identify best practices for program and service delivery across the CJS continuum. The review will emphasize the unique experiences of priority populations, and is driven by the aim to advance research as well as program and policy development in the area of mental health care for justice-involved individuals.