Vancouver Intensive Supervision Unit

To reduce reoffending, offenders with mental health needs require a coordinated approach for their care. The Vancouver Intensive Supervision Unit teams probation officers with mental health professionals from Vancouver Coastal Health and the Watari Counselling and Support Services Society to identify and respond to the barriers they face.

The unit help offenders at home and on the streets with many of their needs, including:

  • Housing
  • Finances
  • Legal issues
  • Medical and psychiatric care

The unit works to prevent offenders from relapsing into criminal behaviour and reduce the admission of offenders to hospitals and psychiatric centres.