Develop expertise evaluating and diagnosing incarcerated juveniles, and participate in treatment planning.
Working at the East Ferry Juvenile Detention Center will help you build confidence navigating the family court process and working with incarcerated juveniles.
You’ll conduct forensic evaluations to:
Our rotation will help you better understand how juvenile defendants’ progression through the system may affect their mental health and risk factors for self-injury or suicide.
You can expect to conduct approximately two to three forensic and treatment evaluations per week during our East Ferry Juvenile Detention Center rotation.
You’ll present cases to our site supervisor, who will discuss them with you and guide you on any complexities you encounter.
We’ll ask you to make informed diagnostic and treatment decisions based on:
You’ll learn to understand and work within the limitations of institutional formularies and privileges while providing care consistent with community standards.
During this rotation, we’ll familiarize you with the unique needs of incarcerated juveniles.
Our training enables you to sharpen your interviewing and diagnostic skills as you perform time-limited, court-ordered evaluations.
We’ll help you become adept at gathering necessary and appropriate information about evaluees, and you’ll better understand the need for collateral information, particularly as it applies to juveniles.
You’ll work on a health care team that takes a multidisciplinary approach to providing quality assessments for the court.
Our training will help you acquire expertise in consulting with attorneys, detention center staff, and family court judges.
You’ll also gain experience communicating with members of custody staff as you coordinate evaluations.
One day per week for six months
Three to four patients
810 East Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14211
You’ll work with: