Community Forensic Teams

Forensic Teams

Liaison and Diversion Team – often situated within the centres of Justice or Police Hubs, providing assessment and liaison with criminal justice staff for all individuals suspected of an offence, through to disposal of that offence. Opportunity to gain experience of the criminal justice system by working with individuals suspected of an offence, seen either in the community or detained in custody, through to attendance at court.

Key learning opportunities/skills development

  • Gaining an understanding of signs and symptoms of mental ill health and how they are treated.
  • Gaining an understanding of the impact of mental health on offending behaviour.
  • Holistic assessment of needs, including the assessment of risk.
  • CPA process and caseload management.
  • Therapeutic relationship building.
  • Planning and implementation of care, including the management of risk.
  • Clinical decision making.
  • Communication and MDT working.
  • Medication management.
  • Record keeping.