Forensic Services

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  • Forensic Inpatient/Residential Program (3)
    RM-3300.6500-200

    Forensic Inpatient/Residential Program

    RM-3300.6500-200

    Secure inpatient facilities which provide mental health assessment and treatment services for presentence defendants and defendants found "not guilty by reason of insanity" by the courts. Some facilities may also admit dangerous, civil psychiatric patients who cannot be controlled in a civil setting and mentally ill jail inmates on an emergency, temporary basis. Admissions to forensic psychiatric hospitals are court-ordered and involuntary.
  • Forensic Outpatient Program (1)
    RP-6400.2000

    Forensic Outpatient Program

    RP-6400.2000

    Programs that are staffed by licensed physicians whose psychiatric focus is on interrelationships with civil, criminal and administrative law and the evaluation and specialized treatment of individuals involved with the legal system or incarcerated in jails, prisons or forensic psychiatric hospitals.
  • Forensic Specialist Services (2)
    RP-5000.2000

    Forensic Specialist Services

    RP-5000.2000

    Programs that provide an assessment of the mental health status of individuals who are involved in criminal or civil law cases at the request of the court or an attorney who is attempting to evaluate the situation. Forensic evaluations are completed by mental health personnel (generally psychiatrists or psychologists) who have additional training in the law; and may address any of a wide range of issues such as an individual's fitness to stand trial (i.e., their ability to assist in their own defense), the competency of the accused at the time of a crime, waiver of Miranda rights, the validity of an insanity plea, the legitimacy of a stress-related illness claim arising from an individual's employment, the extent of brain damage that may have occurred in a head injury case, a child's ability to testify or a person's competency to manage his or her own affairs. Forensic evaluations may also be done in situations involving juvenile justice issues, child abuse, child custody disputes, termination of parental rights and other cases that are being heard in juvenile court or family law court.