Forensic Programs & Initiatives

Information for Albertans

In conjunction with government ministries, Alberta Health Services, Addiction and Mental Health, coordinates mental health and justice programs. These programs provide mental health services to individuals who are, or have been, in conflict with the law.

Provincial Family Violence Treatment Program

Provides assessment and treatment for individuals who have been mandated through the court system for charges related to domestic violence.


Provincial Forensic Psychiatry Program

Includes forensic inpatient and community assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, follow-up, and consultation, as well as education and research services for or related to adults and adolescents (12 years of age or older) with mental health problems who are in conflict with the law and are legally mandated for assessment and treatment.


Provincial Mental Health Diversion Program

Diverts individuals charged with a minor criminal offence who have a suspected or diagnosed mental or concurrent disorder from the criminal justice system to appropriate mental health, addiction treatment, and social supports in their community.

Health providers referral and traing information is available for the Provincial Mental Health Diversion Program.


Provincial Mobile Addictions Outreach Initiatives

Serves youth and adults negatively affected by substance use. It includes providing services to the underserved street-involved and homeless population who are disengaged from support networks.


Quick Reference

AHS works collaboratively with government ministries to implement these mental health and justice programs. These stakeholders include: