Forensic Services

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  • Case Management Services (3)
    PH-1000 * YJ-2030

    Case Management Services

    PH-1000 * YJ-2030

    Programs that develop plans for the evaluation, treatment and/or care of individuals who, because of age, illness, disability or other difficulties, need assistance in planning and arranging for services; which assess the individual's needs; coordinate the delivery of needed services; ensure that services are obtained in accordance with the case plan; and follow up and monitor progress to ensure that services are having a beneficial impact on the individual.

    Individuals who are no longer under required supervision by the criminal justice system.

  • Forensic Inpatient/Residential Program (5)
    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 Multi-Disciplinary Team (FMT) (1)
    FF-0500.1800-300

    Forensic Multi-Disciplinary Team (FMT)

    FF-0500.1800-300

    Programs that divert individuals with serious mental illness (and often co-occurring substance abuse disorders) in contact with the justice system from jail and provide linkages to community-based treatment and support services. Included are diversion programs that occur at the point of contact with law enforcement before formal charges have been filed, and programs that divert offenders with mental illness after they have been charged and are awaiting trial. Most programs are characterized by special training for police officers and the availability of a 24-hour crisis drop-off center with a no refusal policy that is available to receive persons brought in by the police. The objectives of the programs are to reduce the amount of time these individuals spend in jail and/or lockups on the current charge and to ensure that they are linked with an appropriate array of community-based treatment and support services.
  • Forensic Specialist Services (5)
    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.