Vancouver Intensive Supervision Unit
Individuals with mental health needs require a co-ordinated approach to their supervision in the community.
The Vancouver Integrated Supervision Unit teams probation officers with mental health professionals from Vancouver Coastal Health and the Watari Counselling and Support Services Society to provide services to sentenced individuals with psychiatric diagnoses in the Vancouver area.
The team focuses on helping individuals with their basic living essentials, including:
- Financial management
- Legal issues
- Medical and psychiatric care
- Accompaniment to appointments (i.e., court, outpatient services, health care and more)
The unit works to prevent individuals with mental health needs from being admitted to hospitals and custody.