Everyday problems such as not having enough money to live on, a good home or job, or family, social, and health supports, are not always recognized as legal problems. As a result, these types of problems can sometimes go unaddressed, putting someone’s legal health at risk. To address this, Halton Community Legal Services aims to provide wrap-around legal services to vulnerable clients who may be dealing with other legal issues in their lives.
Halton Community Legal Services has a staff member available on-site at the Milton Courthouse twice a week to provide advice to clients and service providers making their way through the courthouse on other matters. We provide advice in areas related to poverty law issues including housing, employment, social assistance, human rights or simply to provide assistance to those who may be experiencing problems navigating the system.
Community Treatment Court
The Halton Community Treatment Court is a special program for people charged with a criminal offence and who experience mental health or addictions. You have to be accepted into the program by the judge and the crown. Once accepted, court support workers from the Canadian Mental Health Association create a recovery support plan. Support is provided by the workers, the crown, and the judge to enable participants to achieve all of the goals on their plan.
Halton Community Legal Services has a staff member available on-site at the Halton Community Treatment Court in Burlington twice a month. We provide advice and referrals to clients and caseworkers regarding housing, employment, social assistance, disability, human rights or assistance to those who may be experiencing problems navigating the system.