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About our AGENCY

Forensic Evaluation Service Center (FESC) located in Hamilton Ohio, started out as the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in downtown Hamilton in 1974. It soon became Forensic and Mental Health, Inc. providing mental health assessments and treatment to folks with severe mental illness and criminal justice involvement. In 2006, FMHS, Inc. joined with St. Aloysius Orphanage, but in 2016, St. Aloysius closed all FMHS services. It was then that Dr. Jenny O’Donnell, Holly Harris-Ifeakanwa, Cindee Weber and Tammy Moore started FESC to continue providing expert psychological/psychiatric court-ordered evaluations to Butler, Warren, Clinton, Highland, Preble and Pike County courts. The agency now has two full-time staff and contracts with several other professionals to provide forensic evaluations and court-related education services to individuals in a six county region of Ohio. 

FESC is one of 10-accredited forensic centers in the state of Ohio and is a 501-C-3 non-profit entity. FESC provides grant-funded and fee-for-service court-ordered mental health evaluations to central Ohio’s criminal and probate courts and related government agencies (such as probation departments and Adult Protective Services). We are also active community partners working in tandem with the agencies, boards and other non-profits addressing mental health and criminal justice resource accessibility.

We are also the Butler County, Ohio provider of Mandatory Parenting Education classes. We offer our 4-hour in-person class weekly to Butler County parents who have filed for divorce (or to others on a fee-for-service basis). We provide a structured, court-approved 4-hour course for divorcing parents about helping their children cope with the divorce process. For our class schedule and tuition contact us at 513-869-4014 or click herefor more information about the course.

We are always open to considering new services that we can provide within the scope of our expertise. Feel free to call or email us with your questions or requests.

Mental Health Professionals providing expert COURT-ORDERED MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATIONS & SERVICES