The Forensic Center is pleased to offer fitness restoration services on an outpatient basis, as such an approach is embedded in least restrictive principles and other social justice values. Referrals to the program require a judge’s court order, and are coordinated by IDHS; however, attorneys can play an important role by encouraging the court to order outpatient treatment when appropriate.
All referrals MUST first go through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) before being assigned to our program. Please send referral information to Dr. Agorista Barczak at [email protected]. Please note: We cannot begin services until the case has been formally assigned to our program through IDHS.
All referrals should include the following information:
A certified copy of the order to undergo outpatient treatment
• Complete copy of the report prepared under Section 104-15 (original fitness to stand trial evaluation)
• Copy of the arrest report and criminal charges
• Arrest record
• All additional matters which the Court directs the clerk to transmit (in this case, any prior mental health records or prior fitness evaluations are helpful)
*Contact number and/or address for the client