Courtroom Dilemmas: The Judicial Role at the Junction of Criminal Justice and Mental Health – Judge Anne Derrick – (13:44)

Judge Anne Derrick – (13:44)

Provincial Court of Nova Scotia, Chair, Hyde Inquiry, Halifax, NS

• Judges and Mental Health Professionals will explore: providing fair and expeditious proceedings for accused/witnesses who have ongoing mental health difficulties; findings of contempt or judicial empathy; the use of amicus curiae; avoiding prejudice and suppressing stigma; sentencing conundrums; judicial recommendations regarding the needs of accused and offenders with mental health problems; reports or assessments: standards for ordering, monitoring their production and expectations for content and counsel analysis.