Ten community forensic evaluation centers provide comprehensive forensic evaluation services for Ohio's criminal court system. Each provides services to designated counties in its region. Forensic center staff also provide consultation and training services for local criminal justice systems, county boards and community mental health agencies, as well as expert testimony for their local courts. They also provide second opinion evaluations for Hospital Services on patients being considered for non secured status.
Forensic evaluators conduct high-quality, court-ordered evaluations in the most efficient manner possible to protect the needs of people with mental illness or intellectual disability who become involved in the criminal justice system.
Community forensic evaluation centers are located in various regions throughout the state, and each provides services to designated counties. Prior to the development of the current system, most court-ordered sanity and competency to stand trial evaluations occurred on an inpatient basis at one location. The community forensic center system was developed to allow for the local provision of evaluations on an outpatient basis. This decreases the cost of the evaluation process and reduces delays in the court proceedings. The centers provide timely, comprehensive and professional evaluations locally, eliminating the stigma of inpatient hospitalization and increased costs.
Find a Forensic Evaluation Center
|City||Forensic Evaluation Center||Director||Phone Number|
|Akron||Psychodiagnostic Clinic||Arcangela Wood||330-643-2333|
|Cambridge||Forensic Diagnostic Center||Andrew Reisner||740-439-4136|
|Cincinnati||Court Clinic Forensic Services||Gail Hellmann||513-352-1342|
|Cincinnati||Court Clinic Forensic Services||Emily Davis||330-643-2333|
|Cleveland||Court Psychiatric Clinic||Mike Aronoff||216-443-7330|
|Columbus||Netcare Forensic Center||Meredith Veltri||614-278-0200|
|Dayton||Forensic Center for Western Ohio||Kara Marciani||937-463-2953|
|Hamilton||Forensic Evaluation Service Center||Erin Nichting||513-869-4014|
|Hamilton||Forensic Evaluation Service Center||Jenny O'Donnell||513-869-2010|
|Mansfield||District V Forensic Diagnostic Center||Bethany Young-Lundquist||419-774-5970|
|Toledo||Court Diagnostic and Treatment Center||Megan Shaal||419-244-8624|
|Youngstown||Forensic Psychiatric Center of Northeast Ohio||Vince Arduin||330-792-1918|