Professor Jamie Cameron receives Law Foundation of Ontario award for examination of Ontario Review Board process

Professor Jamie Cameron, with Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Simpson and Dr. Padraig Darby of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), has been awarded $94,000 by the Law Foundation of Ontario for their research study, “Access to Justice, Procedural Justice, and Fairness in Ontario Review Board hearings.”

The interdisciplinary team’s qualitative survey and therapeutic jurisprudence analysis will examine the Ontario Review Board process, focusing on its implications for access to justice and the therapeutic rehabilitation of forensic patients. Osgoode Hall Law School will host a capstone symposium to disseminate the project’s findings and consider therapeutic jurisprudence in other settings.

The Ontario Review Board annually reviews the status of every person who has been found to be not criminally responsible or unfit to stand trial for criminal offences on account of a mental disorder. The Ontario Review Board is established under the Criminal Code of Canada. The Board is made up of judges, lawyers, psychiatrists, psychologists and public members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.