THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 – Opening Remarks and Program Overview – Greetings – Living in the Community (1:23)

Opening Remarks and Program Overview

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

8:55  Greetings

  • The Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Lieutenant Governor, Province of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB (N/A)

9:10  Living in the Community

This session will begin by presenting an overview of the ways in which society and the criminal justice system have traditionally responded to the needs of youth with mental health issues. Our panel members all have extensive experience in dealing with youth in the mental health community and are willing to share their experiences.


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


  • Robin Ward, Program Coordinator, Canadian Mental Health Association, Fredericton, NB
  • Inspector Brian Ford, Officer in Charge of the Neighbourhood Action Team (NAT), Fredericton Police Force, Fredericton, NB
  • Hélène Hamel, Psychologist, Addiction and Mental Health Services, Fredericton, NB
  • Christian Whalen, Deputy Advocate and Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Child and Youth Advocate, Fredericton, NB