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Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission

The Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission (FPSC) provides court-related forensic psychiatric assessment, treatment and community case management to adults with mental health disorders who are in conflict with the law. In doing so, its specialized forensic mental health teams work to enable the re-integration of patients and clients back into the community. The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is an internationally acclaimed, state-of-the-art facility, and is considered one of the most advanced treatment centres of its kind in Canada.

The FPSC is mandated to plan, organize and conduct research and educational programs relating to the care and diagnosis of forensic psychiatric cases. Research projects are underway in the areas of risk assessment, health promotion, stigma, aggression in patient populations, and patient and staff safety. The FPSC research program continued to evolve, build capacity and strengthen its program through partnerships with health authorities, universities, researchers and other agencies within the province, nationally, and internationally. FPSC is committed to the critical link between research and knowledge exchange – translating knowledge into action to promote evidence-informed change in practice and system-wide improvements.

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