Forensic Behavioral Health Programs

Address
2411 Martin Luther
King Jr. Blvd.
Eugene OR 97401

Phone
541-682-3608

Fax
541-682-9905

Sr. Office Assistant
Suzette Van Meter

Clinical Supervisor
Olivia McClelland, LCSW, MSW, MPA



 

The Forensic Program serves a unique population of individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and who are currently involved in the Criminal Justice System. The program also serves those individuals who may be in need on involuntary treatment due to dangerousness to self and/or others. 

The programs are listed below:

Civil Commitment

Oregon law is designed to protect civil liberties. However, there are special circumstances in which the law allows for the involuntary hospitalization of individuals who are deemed to have a mental disorder and who may be dangerous to themselves, dangerous to others, or unable to care for their basic personal needs. Additionally, based on an individual’s history of multiple recent hospitalizations, civil commitment could be considered.


Civil commitment requires two petitioners to complete an affidavit describing the allegedly mentally ill individual’s symptoms and behavior that is required by the Oregon statutes. A worker from Lane County Behavioral Health will assist with the petitioning process and guide the commitment process through the circuit court. If an individual is civilly committed he or she is placed under the supervision of the state mental health division for a period of time not to exceed 180 days.

Commitment Investigators:
Michelle Cannavino, LPC
Cynthia Jordan, LMFT

Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB)

PSRB is a supervised program that may be available to those individuals, through the criminal justice system, who have a persistent mental illness and has asserted the insanity defense to a criminal charge.

PSRB Liaison:
Moriah Doyle, LPC Intern

.370 Program (Aid & Assist)

The Aid & Assist program (ORS 161.370) may be available to those individuals, through the criminal justice system, who have a persistent mental illness and are determined to be in need of a fitness determination on competency to answer to their charges and aid in their defense. 

Clinical Team:
Kaely Haskins, CSWA
Danny Durbin, QMHP
David Young, CSWA
Enika Ridgway, QMHA

Forensic Outpatient Services

The Forensic Outpatient program may be available to those individuals who have a persistent mental illness, are in need of mental health treatment and who are currently involved in Municipal and/or Circuit Court.

Mental Health Court may be available to those individuals who have a persistent mental illness, are in need of mental health treatment, and are willing to participate in a program designed to keep an individual out of jail and/or prison and are currently involved in Municipal and/or Circuit Court.

Clinical Team:
Tabitha Jones, LPC Intern
Carley Tarantino, CSWA
Bryan Phillips, QMHA
Daniel Jenkins, QMHA, PSS
Michelle Willings, PSS

Forensic Intensive Treatment Team (FITT)

Coming Soon

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