The National Trajectory Projects


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A national study of opportunities and obstacles to successful community reintegration of forensic patients (NTP2 Community)

The goal of this study is to better understand the needs and outcomes of individuals found NCR, how those needs are met and what measures are put in place as they leave the hospital, in order to identify the best way of ensuring successful community reintegration. To achieve this goal, we will conduct in-depth analyses of official administrative, health and criminal records of a large Canadian cohort of individuals found NCR as they leave the hospital between 2010 and 2015, and followed up to 2018 in 8 provinces. This ongoing study is funded by the CIHR since April 2017

Research team:

  • Anne G. Crocker (QC) Director, Research & Academics Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and addictions Université de Montréal
  • Tonia Nicholls (BC) Professor, Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC and Distinguished Scientist, BC Mental Health and Substances Use Services. She is a CIHR Foundation Scholar and Editor of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Her research interests lie in the intersections of mental health and law, with an emphasis on projects with capacity to improve health outcomes and reduce societal burden with marginalized populations.
  • Michael Seto (ON) Director, Forensic Research Unit, The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research
  • Andrew Haag (AL) Alberta Health Services
  • Mark Olver (SK) University of Saskatchewan, U of S Department of Psychology. He is a registered psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, where he is involved in graduate and undergraduate teaching, research, and clinical and research supervision. Mark's research interests are broad with particular emphases in offender risk assessment, correctional treatment, psychopathy, and the assessment and evaluation of offender change.
  • Jamie Livingston (NS): Assistant Professor, Criminology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax. He is a criminologist who studies and teaches about issues of social inclusion and social justice for people with mental illnesses, with an emphasis on those who are involved with the criminal justice and legal systems. The substantive areas of his research program focus on stigma, service improvements, and innovations in forensic mental health.
  • David Hill (MB): Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University of Manitoba. His research interests include forensic psychology, forensic mental health assessment, malingering, psychopathy, and violence risk assessment.
  • Yanick Charette (QC): Social work school, Université Laval. He is an assistant professor at Université Laval's School of social work and criminology. His research discusses the effect of dynamic, structural and neighborhood factors on treatment and criminal recidivism. He is also interested in social network analysis, criminal deterrence, and rational choice theory.
  • Michael Martin
  • Leila Salem (QC): She has conducted her doctoral studies in clinical psychology, focusing her research on the influence of supportive housing in the clinical and criminal trajectories of individuals found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder. Her research interests lie in the community reintegration of mentally ill individuals involved with the criminal justice system. She is currently practicing as a forensic psychologist at the Institut Philippe Pinel of Montreal and at the Correctional Service of Canada.
  • Cathy Willson