Serving the courts and criminal justice system for over 40 years.
We are a group of forensic psychologists and psychiatrists and mental health professionals working for the courts and criminal justice related agencies in southwestern Ohio. We do only assessment work (not treatment) for Courts of all sizes, criminal, probate and Domestic Relations. We also work with Adult Protective Services, probation, and parole in both adult and juvenile systems.
We primarily serve Butler, Warren, Clinton, Highland, Pike, and Preble counties’ courts and other areas of Ohio.
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We pride ourselves in offering objective expert mental health evaluations to criminal, Probate, and Domestic Relations courts, as well as probation, parole, Adult Protective Services and other criminal justice related entities.
Legal Examiners with training and expertise
Our team is well trained to assess adults and juveniles in issues of mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and risk assessments and classification and are knowledgeable about the circumstance that would interfere with competency to stand trial, mental state at the time of the charged offense and/or risk of violence and recidivism.
Experts in their fields
Our psychologists and psychiatrist complete annual training and stay current on the research relevant to each case so that they can provide the court an objective and informative expert mental health opinion.
Professional Quality Evaluations
Our well-written evaluations answer the legal question posed using statute language, following the APA criteria for expert forensic evaluations using evidence-based assessment protocols to form the foundation of objective and well-informed clinical opinions.
Partners in the Community
We also collaborate with local mental health and recovery services boards, NAMI and other agencies to train staff, and problem-solve community mental health issues.
As an example, Dr. O’Donnell was awarded the 2015 Butler County NAMI Trailblazer Award for her work with individuals transitioning from prison back to the community where they needed mental health, housing, and vocational services to help improve their likelihood of success and reduce the likelihood of recidivism.