The Connecticut Mental Health Center
Community Forensic Services
Community Forensic Services (CFS) is comprised of several community re-entry programs and jail diversion initiatives which provide services for clients with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system. These interagency collaborations include CORP (DMHAS Connecticut Offender Re-entry Program), Forensic Liaison with Department of Correction (DOC) facilities and CVH, CREST (Community Reporting Engagement Support and Treatment) Mental Health Day Reporting Center at Fellowship Place, the residential Sierra Pre-Trial Center and the Continuum of Care Forensic Residential programs. Community Forensic Services clinicians perform a range of functions within these programs to facilitate clients’ successful compliance with court stipulations and community re-entry.
At CMHC, CFS staff members perform comprehensive clinical evaluations and provide treatment for DMHAS-eligible clients referred to these programs. CFS clinicians facilitate connections to residential, vocational, medical and behavioral health care services as indicated, and provide groups at CMHC addressing re-entry and how criminal histories may impact relationships in the community. CFS clinicians also collaborate with DMHAS and the Connecticut Psychiatric Security Review Board to provide community supervision and treatment to acquittees transitioning into the community after extended psychiatric hospitalizations.
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