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Mental Illness, Criminal Offences, & Deportation

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Getting a psychiatric assessment and developing a treatment plan

A client who is appealing a deportation order must persuade the Immigration Appeal Division that they should be allowed to remain in Canada. An expert opinion about their mental illness and a comprehensive treatment plan can be crucial to a successful appeal.

With your client's consent, you can help their lawyer develop a treatment plan and collect medical evidence. You can:

  • act as a liaison between the lawyer and mental health professionals,
  • request medical reports from mental health professionals,
  • help coordinate the development and implementation of a treatment plan,
  • suggest and facilitate referrals to programs that meet your client's needs, and
  • suggest realistic and appropriate terms and conditions for a stay of removal.