Forensic Assessment Unit

The Forensic Assessment Unit (FAU) is a 22-bed unit at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) for patients referred by the court system who require a secure setting. An interprofessional healthcare team provides assessment of criminal responsibility and court-ordered treatment to determine if individuals are fit to stand trial.

Services include:
  • Psychiatric assessment to assist the consideration of Ontario courts and in treatment planning
  • Psychosocial assessment 
  • Psychological assessment
  • Family assessment

How to access this service

Forensic patients are referred through the court system or under the jurisdiction of the ORB.

For information pertaining to admission to the Forensic Program and for court related inquiries, please contact:

Robin Bowerman
905.668.5881 ext. 6580 (local)
800.341.6323 ext. 6580 (toll free)
905.665.2460 (fax)
bowermanr@ontarioshores.ca