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The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) provides evaluation, treatment and other services to the forensic population statewide. Forensic clients are individuals who are diagnosed with mental health disorders, involved in the criminal justice system, and are either currently incarcerated or living in the community. In order to best serve this population, OBH’s Forensic Services team works across all settings, including the Mental Health Institutes, jails, and the community.
Forensic Services consists of four departments: Court Services, Forensic Community Based Services (FCBS), Jail Based Evaluation and Restoration, and Outpatient Restoration Services. These departments are responsible for coordinating, managing and responding to court orders for forensic evaluation and related forensic services statewide.
Vision: Forensic Services will develop, implement, monitor and enhance high-quality programs in the least restrictive environment in collaboration with our stakeholders to support the mission of Colorado Courts.
Values: In Forensic Services, we strive to:
For this may lead to innovation, growth and success.
Download a one-page Court Services program profile.
The following charts outline each step of the Competency and Restoration processes:
Download the Forensic Services Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Announcement.
Definitions related to Sanity can be found in C.R.S. 16-8-101.5, C.R.S. 16-8-102.
Definitions related to Competency can be found in C.R.S. 16-8.5-101.