FORENSIC SERVICES

 

MISSION:   The mission of Forensic Services (FS) is to provide state-of-the-art forensic psychiatric and mental health evaluation, treatment and recovery services in a safe, secure and therapeutic environment for the individuals we serve.

 

FS serves clients who are referred for psychiatric evaluation and treatment from various components of the state's criminal justice and corrections   systems.  While the program's inpatient units have greater security measures than are found on general psychiatric units, the client treatment services are carried out in accordance with the same professional care standards that apply to general psychiatric (non-forensic) units.


FS
is comprised of five (5) secure forensic inpatient units and three (3) maximum secure forensic inpatient units, all located in the Cook Building.  CSH’s Forensic Services Program operates the only maximum secure forensic units in the state.  The program's current total number of operating beds is 184.  During fiscal year 2012 which ended on June 30, 2012, the program received an average of 5 admissions per month.


FS serves the following individuals:
            those who are committed to CSH by the criminal justice system from throughout the state for
                pre-trial psychiatric evaluation and/or inpatient treatment;
            those who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) at the time of
                commission of a crime or mentally incompetent to stand trial (IST);
            those who are admitted with hold orders from jails for psychiatric evaluation, treatment
                and stabilization; and
            those who are referred from Georgia Department of Corrections prisons for inpatient
                psychiatric treatment. 

FS also conducts court-ordered pre-trial evaluations on an outpatient basis in jails.


FS is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (The Joint Commission).

 

Contact Information

 Services Chief - Dennis Mize - telephone:  478-445-7900
email: 
dgmize@dhr.state.ga.us

Clinical Director - Anita Mikita, MD - telephone:  478-445-5850
email: 
ASMikita@dhr.state.ga.us

Nurse Executive – Sarah Kay Brooks, MSN - telephone:  478-445-5304
email:  SKBrooks
@dhr.state.ga.us

Fax Number:  478-445-7941