Court Services

The MPA Society Court Services Program operates in Vancouver and Surrey and provides assistance for individuals experiencing the effects of mental illness and addictions, who have become involved in the criminal justice system. Our assistance occurs as friends of the court inside and outside of the courthouse.

Our Mission

To empower and support individuals living with mental illness that have been engaged in the legal system.

Our Philosophy

To empower individuals living with mental illness in conflict with the legal system which is achieved through connections to the community, acts of advocacy and relationship building.

Goals

Our objectives include the decriminalization of the mentally ill within the context and application of the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation, leading to the larger goal of recovery for those we serve. This is achieved through motivation and encouragement of positive change, education and connection to community based services. We believe that our efforts can have a positive impact on lowering rates of recidivism by encouraging empowerment, self-determination and acceptance of personal responsibility.

How to Reach Us:

Vancouver Court - 222 Main Street, Vancouver BC  V6A 2S8
Telephone:  604-660-4292

Surrey Court - 14340 57 Ave, Surrey BC  V3X 1B2
Telephone: 604-572-2405