Forensic Strategies Workgroup Final Report
During 2009, the Forensic Strategies Workgroup analyzed the most efficient near-term strategies for addressing the growing forensic presence and service needs within Ohio’s public mental health system.
This toolkit is designed for professionals in various disciplines who work with Ohio’s forensic mental health system. It explains the various legal statuses of individuals hospitalized in facilities operated by the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) and identifies the parties who are financially responsible for their treatment. The toolkit describes the roles and inter‐relationships of the regional state psychiatric hospitals, Community Forensic Psychiatry Centers and the community mental health system.
Ohio Competency and Sanity Laws - A Summary
This booklet summarizes the laws dealing with competency to stand trial and not guilty by reason of insanity.
SB 122-Competency to Stand Trial: A Guide to the New Law for Mental Health Professionals
Published in February 2002, this document summarizes the changes in the law contained in Senate Bill 122 (effective February 20, 2002). The changes deal with the competency to stand trial statutes.
Report of the Committee to Study Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity
This 1994 report describes recommended changes to Ohio's forensic statutory scheme and processes to improve both citizen safety and the care and treatment of those found incompetent to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity.
Ohio Forensic Manual
This comprehensive manual describes all aspects of the forensic mental health system in Ohio. It contains a description of the forensic mental health process as it relates to community forensic psychiatry centers, jail diversion programs, ODMH Regional Psychiatric Hospitals, forensic monitoring and the Community Linkage Program. Copies of relevant ODMH policies are included.
Forensic Monitor Orientation Manual
This manual contains orientation information for new forensic monitors, as well as a description of the duties, required forms, sample journal entries and a copy of the relevant statutes (ORC 2945.37 – 2945.402).
Community Linkage Manual
This document describes the Community Linkage Program that links inmates with severe mental illness who are being discharged from a state prison to a community treatment agency in order to provide continuity of care.
Trauma Informed Care for Adults/Veterans in the Criminal Justice System
This document describes the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on adults/veterans and activities in Ohio aimed at providing trauma-informed care.
The Ohio Department of Mental Health addresses advocacy issues, client rights, and allegations of abuse or neglect.
Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence
This site describes a variety of initiatives designed to promote jail diversion alternatives for people with mental disorders.
Supreme Court of Ohio Advisory Committee on Mental Illness in the Courts (ACMIC)
The advisory committee establishes local county task forces to work on the issues regarding people with mental illnesses in the criminal justice system. It provides guidance, resources, materials and role models of successful mental health court dockets. The committee also encourages crisis intervention training (CIT) for police officers.
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Reentry Website
This site contains resources and information provided to offenders as they prepare for release from the institution.
The GAINS Center's primary focus is on expanding access within the justice system of community-based services for adults diagnosed with co-occuring mental illness and substance use disorders.
Conditional Release Follow-Up Report (DMH-0216) (Rev 10/02)
Notification Form for Records Check (Under ORC 5122.311) (Rev 4/01/04)