Superior / State Courts:
The Office of Forensic Services provides forensic evaluation and treatment for individuals who are under the jurisdiction of the Superior and State Courts of Georgia. Specifically, Forensic Services completes evaluations on the legal issues of competency to stand trial or criminal responsibility (insanity) in response to a court order. DBHDD also provides inpatient treatment for individuals adjudicated incompetent to stand trial or acquitted not guilty by reason of insanity who meet inpatient criteria as defined by §37-3. In addition, DBHDD provides outpatient competency restoration services, and community monitoring of individuals under court jurisdiction per §17-7-130 or §17-7-131.
We respectfully request that all superior and state court orders related to DBHDD Forensic Services (evaluations, competency restoration, treatment, commitment, conditional releases, passes, etc.) be sent to either of the following:
Fax: (770) 359-5238
If you are requesting a competency or criminal responsibility evaluation, please complete the Adult Referral Form and send with the signed court order, in addition to any discovery available, to help expedite the process.
Templates for Superior Court Judges
Suggested templates of orders to be used by Georgia Superior Court Judges
Draft Order 1- Initial Competency to Stand Trial Evaluation
Draft Order 2 - Criminal Responsibility or Insanity Evaluation
The Office of Forensic Services provides statutorily mandated evaluations as well as community-based competency remediation services to the Juvenile Courts of Georgia. Evaluation types include competency to proceed, behavioral health evaluations (BHEs), as well as jurisdictional transfer evaluations.
We respectfully request that all juvenile court orders related to DBHDD Forensic Services be sent to either of the following:
Fax: (770) 293-5957
If you a requesting Forensic Juvenile Services, please complete the Juvenile Referral Form and send with the signed court order, in addition to any discovery available, to help expedite the process.