Forensic Services

The Forensic Services program provides court-ordered evaluations for adult and juvenile defendants in our five-county area (Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, Roane, and Scott counties).  A state-certified forensic psychologist conducts the evaluations to determine the defendant’s competency to stand trial and/or mental condition at the time of the alleged offense.  For defendants adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, assessment for appropriate level of treatment is also provided.

Additional mental health assessments, including IQ testing, malingering assessments, and dementia screenings, are conducted as needed to assist in the determination of the defendant’s competency to stand trial.  Defendants with a diagnosis of intellectual disability may be referred to the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for further evaluation.  

Juvenile forensic evaluations address not only issues of competency to stand trial and mental condition at the time of the alleged offense, but also provide diagnosis, extensive treatment recommendations, and appropriate treatment referrals. 

Court representatives needing to fax court orders, please use fax # 865-882-8650.