Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

Nova Scotia, Canada, established its first problem-solving court in 2009 in response to an over-representation of people with mental illness in prisons. This research project examines the ideological foundations of the Nova Scotian problem-solving court programs. Findings indicate that the ideological foundations of these programs are consistent with the values and principles underpinning OT, making OTs a critical presence on these multidisciplinary teams.

Primary Author and Speaker: Crystal Dieleman

Additional Authors and Speakers: Lisa Jaegers

Contributing Authors: Niki Kiepek

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