The forensic early intervention service: Early findings after 1 year of service

Watch this CAMH Addiction Rounds: "The Forensic Early Intervention Service: Early Findings after 1 Year of Service."

Learning objectives:

  • Overview of the Forensic Early Intervention Service (FEIS) at the Toronto South Detention Centre;
  • FEIS early findings and opportunities;
  • Substance use interventions and treatment for remanded inmates.

Watch the webinar recording here. EENet is pleased to present this Addiction Rounds as part of our partner series.

The presenters:

Elissa Aknay and Lisa Allen have worked with the Forensic Early Intervention Service (FEIS) since January 2014, and share a passion for working with clients at the intersec-tion of the law and mental health.

Lisa Allen, MSW, RSW, Forensic Early Intervention Service
Lisa Allen holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Ryerson University. She also works as a court liaison at 102 Mental Health Court at Old City Hall in Toronto. Her previous work experience includes many years working in mental health court support at Old City Hall in Toronto and working at women’s shelters in Toronto.

Elissa Aknay, MSW, RSW, Forensic Early Intervention Service
Elissa Aknay was conferred a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Social Science, Specialization in Sociology, Concentration in Criminology from the University of Ottawa. Working with the Province of New Brunswick’s Department of Health and with Correctional Services Canada, she has many years of experience providing assessment, treatment, and discharge planning to youth and adults experiencing mental illness and addictions in custody. Elissa also worked in the community with The Canadian Hearing Society, providing mental health interventions to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families.

Addictions Round is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.