Court Reports Service

Advice and Assessments

Forensicare provides psychiatric and psychological pre-sentence reports to courts at the request of Magistrates and Judges Reports are requested where mental disorder or problem behaviours are thought to be relevant to the sentencing. In 2015-16 the Community Forensic Mental Health Service provided a total of 378 reports on offenders that were requested by Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts (222 reports for people remanded in custody, and 156 reports on people remanded on bail). In addition, reports are produced for the Adult Parole Board and the Office of Public Prosecutions.