Community Forensic Team

This team works with people suffering from a mental disorder whose behaviour may bring them into contact with the criminal justice system and who are a cause for concern; either because of the seriousness of their offending or their potential dangerousness.

The main functions of the team are:

  • Facilitating discharge from inpatient facilities including the Regional Forensic Unit.
  • Forensic risk assessments.
  • Complex care planning and contingency planning.
  • Support and collaborate working with Mental Health teams and other criminal justice agencies.

How to access the Service

Referrals are made to the team from consultants, the prison service and the probation board.