Recognized by the Ontario Court Of Justice, ReConnect Distance Counselling works as an effective sentencing mitigation tool with benefits for clients and defence attorneys.
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ReConnect Distance Counselling works with the defence team to provide information and analysis when a judge is trying to decide sentencing in a criminal case.
For almost 30 years, Ontario defence counsels have trusted Trish Scott and ReConnect Distance Counselling to be an effective sentencing mitigation tool.
Recognized by the Ontario Court of justice, The Attorney General of Ontario, Victim Services and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.
Recognized by Blue Cross, as a Service Provider.
Learn more about how our sentence mitigation programs work.
Offences committed against an intimate partner, or other individuals within a domestic setting.
Sexual violence, which can include rape, drug facilitated sexual assault, groping and child sexual abuse as well as historical allegations.
Contravening The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; possession, trafficking, exportation and production of controlled substances. Also DUI and being under the influence.
Violent Criminal Code violations include: homicide, attempted murder, assault, robbery, uttering threats, and other violent violations.
Harassment, alarm or distress or other unacceptable activity that causes harm to an individual or the community.
Delinquency and Status Offences dealt with by the juvenile courts and criminal behaviour dealt with by the criminal justice system.
Stalking and Cyber bullying. Revenge Porn. Publishing intimate images of a person without consent.
ReConnect Distance Counselling works as an effective negotiating and sentencing mitigation tool and with therapeutic results. The combination of the course content, exceptional CV and report writing skills provide counsel with the tools to negotiate the most positive outcomes or sentences. It is not unusual to have a sentencing court say "the most important mitigating factor is the report from ReConnect Counselling". As the client gains insight, balance and grounding they become a much better and more credible witness.
Charles Barhydt, Defence Attorney & Barrister
I have sent clients to ReConnect Distance Counselling in the past and will unhesitatingly send them in the future. Trish does superb work. She is compassionate and has a keen sense and unique understanding of the human condition. She guides clients towards self realization and I have seen the trajectory of people's lives change after sessions with her. This is not an exaggeration. She demands a lot from her clients and is not easily duped. She provides excellent and honest reports that I have used to great advantage in a number of criminal cases.
Paul K. Mergler, Barrister & Solicitor