Watari’s Vancouver Intensive Supervision Unit works with members of the community struggling with chaotic thinking, homelessness, and social isolation who are often caught up in the court system due to their mental health and substance abuse issues.
Vancouver Intensive Supervision Unit
The Vancouver Intensive Supervision Unit provides for the effective administration of court orders and assertive case management for adults with mental health issues serving sentences within an integrated framework comprised of: Corrections Branch, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, and our Watari employee.
The goal of this partnership is to enhance community safety and reduce re-offending and admissions to hospitals and psychiatric institutions. The following principles serve as guidelines for the program:
the protection of the public;
the best interests of the offender, and;
the effective, consistent management of offenders within the justice system and community mental health system