How the Program Works

The TDTC operates on a foundation based on three distinct partners.

  • Court
  • Clinical treatment providers – (Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, CAMH)
  • Community stakeholders

This model has been maintained since the program was founded and has played a critical part in its success.

The roles of each partner are as follows:

Court

The TDTC court component screens applicants, manages the legal aspects of participation in the program and monitors client progress and compliance. The court uses its legal authority to guide and motivate clients and hold them accountable for the duration of the program.

Court personnel include:

  • Presiding judge
  • Federal/Crown Prosecutor
  • Paralegal/Crown’s Assistant
  • Duty Counsel
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Police Liaison
  • Court Clerk

Treatment – CAMH

The core team of the TDTC is comprised of addiction therapists/case managers responsible for clinical program delivery. 

Treatment personnel include:

  • Program Manager
  • Therapists/Case Managers
  • Court Liaison
  • Peer Support Worker
  • Program Assistants
  • Medical professionals:  Medical Review Officer, Addiction Medicine Doctors, Psychiatrist

Community Stakeholders

The TDTC created the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to specifically address the issues and needs of community stakeholders. The CAC also provides support and advice to the program. Membership includes representatives from the TDTC court team, the treatment team, and program alumni.

The core treatment program is provided by the dedicated treatment team at CAMH.  They also utilize a network of treatment and social service providers to meet individual treatment and support needs.