End Mental Health Abuse by the Justice System.
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When a judgement is given ( to a person that a doctor certified to have a mental illness and/or an addiction) by a BC judge.... Shouldn't that order be followed. I'm sure everyone is thinking yes.
Yet, my son, after we tired for years to get him help for his mental illness and onset addictions, we finally had a judgement for rehaibilllitation. Judgment was for 24 hour supervision with rehabilitation treatment.
This is where it gets real. My 31 yrs old son, has been dealing with addiction and mental illness for 14 years, finally we received a judgement that acknowledged his issues, this was a Rehabilitation treatment program, under Strict 24 hr, supervision, the judge stated.
However, turns out he was given a one way local bus ticket to the city of his Rehabilituon Treatment Program.
No supervisor from one city to another... many towns away. My son failed to stay on the bus at a delay stop, instead he did seek out food and excitement, all normal of someone that had his issues and an addictive personality. After his walk away, few days later he was arrested with new charges
As his mother and a proud Canadian citizen, I Do not understand how this could happen. WHY, it is that the court order said he was to be under 24 hour supervision, but.... He wasn't under any supervision at all!
Now my son is looking at jail time, instead of treatment/ help, due to a failure of the system to follow that judicial order and his compulsive behaviour.
All we want is for the original order to be followed prior to a new sentence. We are certain the Judge issues the Rehabiltation Order in the best interest of society and his well being and his future.
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