The Role of the Criminal Code Review Board – Conclusion – Closing Remarks (1:14)

2:45  The Role of the Criminal Code Review Board

Criminal Code Review Boards are usually mandated to review the status of persons found unfit to stand trial and those found not criminally responsible because of mental disorder. Recognizing that mentally disordered persons may require a health-focused response rather than a penal response, the Canadian Criminal Code Review Board stakeholders will examine Atlantic Canada’s preparedness to respond to youth at risk, in particular. Panel members will discuss the possibility of strengthening our capacity for an earlier response, ostensibly in the name of enhanced public safety and to optimize positive outcomes for youth. As well, they will examine the use of a person/family centered approach as opposed to the current fragmented approach to mental health and justice.


  • Michele Dorsey, Chair, Criminal Code Review Board for PEI, Charlottetown, PE


  • Nancy Savoie, member, National Youth Advisory Committee, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Halifax NS

4:00  Conclusions – Putting All the Pieces Together

Each of the four panels, through a chosen representative, will provide a summary of the day’s events and a proposal for what needs to happen in both the short and long term to achieve a goal of providing a better service to youth with mental health problems who are at risk and who are involved with the criminal law justice system.


  • Superintendent Mike O’Malley, District Commander, West District, RCMP ‘J’ Division, Fredericton, NB

Panel Members

  • Representatives from each of the four (4) sessions 

4:25  Closing Remarks

  • The Honourable Justice Michele M. Murphy, Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal, Charlottetown, PE