Crime Prevention and Reduction Program

Individuals with brain injury are 2.5x more likely to become incarcerated. We’re working to end this trend.

BrainTrust’s Crime Prevention and Reduction Program offers support and rehabilitation for persons with brain injury in contact with the justice system. We assess the impact of brain injury on daily functioning, identify areas of support required, and offer corresponding services.

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Identification

We partner with community corrections and correctional institutions to ensure that those with brain injuries are identified as quickly as possible and connected with appropriate services.

Rehabilitation

We provide one-to-one rehabilitation, access to brain injury programming, and additional community supports to reduce the risk of breaching probation orders and engaging in future criminal activity.

Collaboration

We work with key community partners to reintegrate individuals back into the community. Our partners include: John Howard Society of Okanagan & Kootenay, Okanagan Correctional Centre, Kelowna Bylaw, and Kelowna Probation.

Advocacy

We advocate for clients in the justice system with brain injury. We also educate criminal justice staff on brain injury, its impacts, and outline ways to support persons with brain injury who are in contact with the justice system.

Funded Service

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this service you must meet the following criteria:

Proof of acquired brain injury

To provide you with appropriate care, we require proof of an acquired brain injury confirmed by a physician and through medical or rehabilitation documentation.

We accept the following kinds of documentation: 

Medical proof of acquired brain injury from a:

  • CT scan
  • MRI report
  • Neurologist report
  • Physiatrist report

Other medical or rehabilitation documentation that clearly indicates acquired brain injury, such as:

  • Hospital records
  • Medical, rehabilitation, or hospital discharge reports
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Psychiatric report with DSM V diagnosis of acquired brain injury

We understand that getting proper documentation can be tough. Contact Us anytime if you’re having trouble getting the documentation you need – we’re here to help!

Age

Our Crime Prevention and Reduction Program is available to those ages 18 and over.

Location

One must meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are currently incarcerated and will be released to a courthouse in our catchment area* or will be under community supervision in Kelowna, BC
  • You were released to a courthouse in our catchment area*
  • You are currently under community supervision in Kelowna, BC

*Central Okanagan, from Armstrong to Peachland

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements listed above, Contact Us for more options or take a look at our Paid Services model to see if it’s right for you.