Decertification mitigation

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Decertification mitigation

  1. 1. DECERTIFICATION• Meet with Attorney• Interview Client• Obtain signed releases• Obtain all records• Assist attorney with engagement of experts (forensic psychiatrist and/or forensic psychologist)
  2. 2. • Interview Client Client information Family Information Education IEP Employment Community Activity Physical/Mental Health Non drug/alcohol related history
  3. 3.  Trauma/Loss Substance Abuse – Drug or alcohol  Client  Family  Treatment – Medical, drug, alcohol  Client  Family Legal History  Client  Family Self-interest, hobbies, perceptions Competency-related issues Character Witnesses
  4. 4. Decertification continued• Assist in transmittal of all records to expert• Maintain contact with client throughout process• Attend decertification hearing
  5. 5. MITIGATION• Information gathering same as decertification• Character references• Family background• Sentencing guidelines• Visit family• Prepare reports• Testify

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