The Pima County Adult Detention Center (PCADC)
The Pima County Adult Detention Center is a county jail operated by the Pima County Sherriff’s Department and located in Tucson, AZ. It houses approximately 2000 male and female inmates at various stages in the criminal justice process (pre-arraignment, pretrial, restoration, and post-conviction). On any given day, approximately half of the jail population is prescribed psychiatric medications.
Over the course of the fellowship year, fellows spend approximately 4-8 hours per week at the PCADC providing psychiatric treatment to inmates in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary treatment team.
Banner University Hospital South Campus
Fellows will participate in a forensic psychiatric evaluation service in which they will provide consultations to general psychiatric services on issues related to the legal regulation of psychiatric practice including capacity evaluations, civil commitment, dangerousness, confidentiality, treatment refusal, and other bio-ethical challenges.
Fellows will participate in a court evaluation service in which they will conduct psychiatric evaluations regarding civil commitment, write forensic reports pertaining to civil commitment, and provide testimony (with supervision) in civil commitment cases.