Forensic Services

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Ouachita Behavioral Health and Wellness provides a range of Forensic Services for both civil and criminal court systems. Many courts require the expertise of a Forensic Psychologist that possesses the clinical experience and qualifications to provide psychological evaluations and expert testimony regarding both criminal and civil cases. They have the ability to bring the science of human behavior to the judicial system. These evaluations aid in helping judges and juries make informed and educated decisions.

Ouachita Behavioral Health and Wellness provides the following types of Forensic Services:

– Law Enforcement Certification
– Fitness to Proceed Examination (Must be requested through courts and ordered by a Judge)
– Criminal Responsibility Examination (Must be requested through courts and ordered by a Judge)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Forensic Psychology?

Forensic Psychology is a specialty application of medical and psychological knowledge, research, and assessment techniques used in the service of legal work. It very often involves work with courts, attorney’s, judges and other parties around potential litigation.

What does an evaluation consist of?

A typical evaluation may consist of:
• A review of pertinent records
• Interviews with relevant parties
• Administration, scoring and interpretation of psychological assessments
• A comprehensive written report

How do I know if I need a Forensic Assessment?

These evaluations can be ordered by a judge during court proceedings or recommended by a retained attorney or a court appointed special advocate. They can be useful in a wide variety of settings including civil and criminal litigation and fitness for duty.

How do I schedule an Evaluation?

To schedule, you can print out the referral sheet found here and email it to forensicservices@obhaw.org or fax it to 501-620-5203. If you have any questions, please contact Kaitlyn Stapp at 501-620-5231.

Can I bill my insurance for a Forensic Evaluation?

We are unable to bill insurance for Forensic Assessments as the services are not deemed medically necessary.

What if I need to cancel my Forensic Evaluation?

We require a 48 hour notification to cancel a scheduled evaluation.