An evaluator assesses client’s fitness abilities at intake (30-Day Evaluation) and every 90 days thereafter (90-Day Evaluations). These evaluations are submitted directly to court personnel (judge, defense attorney, prosecuting attorney) upon completion.
A treatment provider meets with the client weekly or bi-weekly to provide fitness restoration treatment. Student trainees are key members of the fitness restoration team. The training group usually consists of six to seven students enrolled in masters or doctoral programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. All services are supervised by licensed clinical psychologists.
A case manager works with clients and their families to provide psycho-education regarding diagnosis, resources and support around medication compliance, and general support to families as they navigate the legal system. Each client and relevant family member meets with our case manager to review and identify additional areas of support that may benefit the family, and provides linkage to and follow-up support to critical resources (e.g., TANF, Medicaid).
The Forensic Center can also provide adjunctive therapy services for clients who may benefit. However, The Forensic Center does not currently provide psychiatric (medication) services. The case manager can refer to community agencies or work with community agencies with whom clients are already connected.