Forensic Services

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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 five departments: Court Services, Forensic Community Based Services (FCBS), Jail Based Evaluation and Restoration, Forensic Support Team, and Outpatient Restoration Services. These departments are responsible for coordinating, managing and responding to court orders for forensic evaluation and related forensic services statewide.

All Forensic Services comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provisions for the privacy and security of client Protected Health Information. Access the Behavioral Health Care Compliance Toolbox for related rules, regulations and resources.