Forensic Residential Services
The Forensic Residential Services are for individuals that have a mental illness and are involved in the judicial system. The Residents are under court order to participate in this program. The program offers Psychiatric Services, psychological evaluations, nursing services, case management, group and individual therapy. The program also provides liaison with the courts. The residential program is designed to help individuals learn skills to successfully re-integrate into the community, or a less restrictive environment that the state treatment facilities. The skills they learn are to help them be successful in their living environment and to successfully complete any judicial requirement. Several of our residents attend school, community college or work.
Continuity of Care
Continuity of care is provided to the defendant with a mental health diagnosis. Forensic Case Managers work with our State Treatment Facilities, Department of Corrections and jails in planning for the defendant’s re-entry into the community. The goal is for seamless provision of mental health services to the individual returning to the community setting so that recidivism is reduced and recovery is successful.
Competency Restoration Training
Competency Restoration training is provided in all eight counties, both in the jails and at the Outpatient Clinics, to defendants who are Incompetent to Proceed. Competency Restoration training is designed to help the defendant successfully complete their judicial proceedings. The areas of training include: appreciation of the charges; appreciation of possible penalties; understanding the legal process; improve their capacity to work with the attorney and disclose information; improve their capacity for appropriate courtroom behavior; and develop the capacity to testify relevantly.