Forensic Mental Health Program

Forensic Mental Health Program

The Forensic Mental Health Program at Lifespan focuses on children, adolescents, adults, and families and their involvement in the legal system. We are dedicated to promoting excellence in education, training, consultation, research, and community support in the interface between mental health issues and the legal system.

Our multidisciplinary team, with experts from the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, pediatrics, social work, and law, coordinates a broad range of forensic assessments, treatment, expert witness, training, and other services.

Areas of Expertise

  • Competency to stand trial
  • Competency restoration
  • Criminal responsibility
  • Aid in sentencing
  • Decertification/waiver
  • Risk assessment
  • Sex offenders and victims
  • Psychological injury
  • Child custody/visitation
  • Child welfare and placement
  • Homicide offenders

Currently, we provide forensic mental health services for the State of Rhode Island at:

  • Rhode Island Training School
  • Rhode Island Family Court
  • Department of Children, Youth and Families
  • Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institution
  • Eleanor Slater Hospital

Forensic Mental Health Program Locations