Capacity to Proceed to Trial Evaluation
In order for juveniles or adults to be tried in a criminal matter, they must have adequate understanding of the nature of the proceedings against them, understand their situation in regards to these proceedings, and be able to assist in their defense in a rational or reasonable manner. These evaluations consist of clinical interviews, intellectual, academic, criminal competence, neuropsychological, and personality testing (as indicated). Collateral information is also reviewed (as available). Through this process, evidence-based information regarding an individual’s capacity to proceed to trial is gathered and shared in a final report.