Forensic mental health combines two different systems: the mental health system and the criminal justice system. Forensic, in this case, means connected with the courts of law. When the legal system finds a person not criminally responsible due to mental illness, they typically receive forensic mental health services instead of spending time in correctional facilities. Occupational therapists who work in forensic mental health aim to equip patients with the ability to perform everyday responsibilities and roles. A model commonly used by forensic occupational therapists (OTs) is the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO). The MOHO helps link a patient's values and interests to their present and future roles and expectations. Occupational therapists explore with clients topics such as their goals and identity and how they are affected by their environment, social, cultural and economic factors. Ongoing assessments are crucial for measuring a patient's progress throughout therapy. It is common for occupational therapy treatment programs to vary depending on the Forensic Unit. At The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), one of Canada's most extensive mental health facilities, Forensic General Units provides various services to patients. A goal of Forensic General Units is to provide effective treatment and risk management to preserve optimal functioning. These units also aim to support patients as they successfully reintegrate into the community. In comparison, in Forensic Secure Units, treatment and rehabilitation occur with higher regard to public safety and patient concerns. As treatment progresses, patients transfer to the Forensic General Units. Forensic occupational therapists treat a diverse patient population. Treatments must be holistic and client-centred. Reference: "The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health." CAMH, https://www.camh.ca/en/.