Forensic Rehabilitation Unit

The Forensic Rehabilitation Unit (FRU) is a 20-bed unit at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) for patients on Disposition Orders from the Ontario Review Board (ORB) who require a secure setting. Members of an interprofessional healthcare team provide recovery-focused treatment, and work with patients to develop and implement individual care plans. The team provides support and assistance in a safe and therapeutic environment as patients move towards a less restrictive environment and ultimately return to the community.

Services include:

  • Assessment based on nursing, psychiatry and psychology
  • Specialized interventions for patients who benefit from individualized support, observation and therapeutic and behavioural intervention
  • Developmental, educational and behavioural management programs designed to support learning and the skills necessary for a successful return to the community
  • Annual reports to the ORB

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
905.430.4055 ext. 6580 (local)
800.341.6323 ext. 6580 (toll free)
905.665.2460 (fax)
bowermanr@ontarioshores.ca