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Forensic Psychiatry

The forensic psychiatry program is one of 10 programs operated by nine hospitals in Ontario. We provide a variety of services, including court-ordered assessments of fitness to stand trial, criminal responsibility and risk assessments. We also provide ongoing care and risk management for patients who fall under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Review Board. These patients have been found not criminally responsible or unfit to stand trial and remain a significant threat to the safety of the public. We also provide an array of specialized services, including risk assessments, assessments of anger and impulsivity, assessments of sexual offenders, correctional psychiatry, neurolaw, forensic neurosciences and civil medicolegal assessments.

The forensic psychiatry program is an academic program focusing on teaching and research in all related areas.