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Juvenile Forensic Evaluator Resources

Juvenile Forensic Evaluator Resources

Welcome to the Court’s Forensic Evaluator Resources Page. Here you will find all the needed documents, forms, and contact information needed to be appointed and carry out your duties as a Court Appointed Forensic Evaluator.

Questions?

Contact the Court Forensic Evaluator Program Coordinator at tvu@scscourt.org

Appointment Process

If you are interested in serving as a Court Appointed Forensic Evaluator in Santa Clara County you must submit a completed Forensic Evaluator Panel Application to be appointed the Juvenile Panel.

The application will be reviewed by the Santa Clara County Forensic Evaluator Advisory Review Panel. This panel is a multi-agency review board with representatives from the Court, Probation, legal service agencies, and mental health experts. Prior to submitting your application, please review the Forensic Evaluator Court Policies and Procedures and the Juvenile Competency Protocol .

Application Form - Juvenile Form Name
Download and complete this application and submit it to the appropriate division contact  Forensic Evaluator Application
(CR-6081)

Submit all applications to the Court Forensic Evaluator Program Coordinator at avojnik@scscourt.org.

If your application is approved, a packet of information will be provided to you including:

    1. A letter confirming the Evaluator’s appointment to the Juvenile Justice Division Forensic Evaluator Panel
    2. A copy of the Court’s order of appointment.
    3. A copy of the invoicing instructions and invoicing forms.

Policies and Procedures

The most recent versions of all policies and procedures, along with any attachments or forms are provided here for your convenience.

Forensic Evaluator Court Policies and Procedures Forensic Evaluator P&Ps 
Forensic Evaluator Fees & Payment Fees & Payment MOU 
Forensic Evaluator Compensation Fee Schedule Compensation Fees 

Report Forms and Submission

The Report Template below is the standard format to be used for all competency and forensic evaluation reports submitted to the court. It is intended as an outline of all the areas and information points required for forensic evaluation as well as specific statutes, please be sure to provide thorough and easily understandable explanations for each area. As well, if there are areas that are not relevant to the specific case or assignment please note “not applicable.”

Click to open Report Template

Please fax reports to:  Juvenile: (408) 808-6290 

You may also email reports to the Court at jjevalreports@scscourt.org

**Do NOT fax EC1017 reports to these numbers, be sure to send them only to the representing attorney**

Invoicing and Forms

Invoices are due within 30 days upon submission of the report, and for reports submitted in June, invoices must be submitted by July 7th.

Invoice Form Form Name
Be sure to use this Compensation Claim Form template for all invoices.  Compensation Claim Form
(CR-6079) 

Complete the form and mail the original copy or e-mail a copy as shown below:

For Juvenile evaluations:
Superior Court
Attn: Juvenile Justice
191 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
E-mail: JuvClaims@scscourt.org

Requesting Additional Funds

For unusual evaluations in which you wish to request additional payment, you must complete the Extraordinary Services Additional Funding Request Form. This form must be submitted directly to the Judge for approval. You will receive a copy of the approved or denied request from the Court.

Payment for Extraordinary Services will be paid on the standard hourly rates only. If requesting payment for Extraordinary Services, you must include a copy of the approved court order with your invoice.

Additional Funding Request Form Name
Complete and submit this form when requesting additional funds for extraordinary evaluations.  Additional Funding Request Form
(CR-6080)