MMHI - Forensic Services

Forensic patients are referred through the criminal court system. MMHI's forensic program serves only male patients who are sent for one of three services:

  • Assessment of competency to stand trial
  • Treatment to competency to stand trial
  • Treatment upon a finding of not guilty of a crime due to mental illness

MMHI's forensic program units are designated maximum, medium, and minimum security. The major difference between these security designations is the degree of supervision/monitoring of the patients, the degree of access off the unit, and the items the patients are allowed to have in their possession. Movement through the security levels is determined by the degree to which a patient poses a risk to self or others, the level of involvement and participation in treatment, and the degree to which the patients has established a level of trust on the part of the treating staff.

Maximum Security Units

Secure Assessment and Treatment Unit (SATU), Goodland Hall-West

Admission unit for court ordered forensic patients. This unit provides assessment of competency to stand trial. Other functions include the initial observation period for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for patients who require a high level of security.

Assessment and Treatment Unit (ATU), Goodland Hall-East

Admission unit for court ordered forensic patients. This unit provides assessment of competency to stand trial. Other functions include the initial observation period for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for patients who require a high level of security.

Forensic Maximum Unit (FMU), Lorenz Hall
Admission unit for court ordered forensic patients. This unit provides assessment of competency to stand trial. Other functions include the initial observation period for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for patients who require a high level of security.

Management and Treatment Unit (MTU), Goodland Hall-West

A specialized unit for the management and treatment of acutely aggressive adult male patients.

Patient Transition Unit (PTU), Goodland Hall-West

A maximum security unit for male forensic patients who have serious mental illnesses, and who continue pose a significant security and safety risk to themselves or others. The unit provides ongoing assessment and treatment designed to step down patients from maximum to medium security.

Treatment-Rehabilitation-Assessment-Care Unit #1 (TRAC 1), Goodland Hall-West

A maximum security unit for male forensic patients who have serious mental illnesses, who continue to pose a significant security and safety risk to themselves or others, and who may have a coexisting medical issue needing special care. The unit provides ongoing assessment and treatment designed to step down patients from maximum to medium security.

Medium Security Units

Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU), Goodland Hall-East

A medium security unit for adult male forensic patients who are mentally ill or impaired and require intensive psychiatric intervention.

Medium Assessment and Treatment Unit (MATU), Goodland Hall-East

A medium security admission and step down unit for court ordered adult male forensic patients. The unit provides treatment to restore patients to competency and evaluations of patient's competency to stand trial. Other functions include the initial observation period for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for patients who do not require a maximum security setting, and who may have a coexisting medical issue needing special care.

Treatment-Rehabilitation-Assessment-Care Unit #2 (TRAC 2), Lorenz Hall
A medium security unit for adult male forensic patients who are mentally ill or impaired and require intensive psychiatric intervention.

Treatment-Rehabilitation-Assessment-Care Unit #3 West (TRAC 3W), Stovall Hall
A medium level, long-term treatment unit which acclimates medium patients to a less restrictive level of security.

Treatment and Rehabilitation Unit (TRU), Goodland Hall-East

A treatment unit for adult male forensic patients with significant sex offense histories and/or personality disorder diagnoses who have demonstrated an ability and willingness to manage themselves in a medium security environment.

Medium Admission and Rehabilitation Unit (MARU),
Admission, assessment, and treatment unit for patients being evaluated or treated for competency, and longer term patients starting in medium security.

Minimum Security Units

Treatment-Rehabilitation-Assessment-Care Unit #3 East (TRAC 3E), Stovall Hall
A unit for adult male forensic patients being actively prepared for community transition. A minimum security unit with a focus on social skills, vocational training, employment within the institute, and education.

Forensic Transition Unit (FTU)
A minimum security unit for adult male forensic patients modeled after a group home type setting whose special focus is community reintegration through community volunteer and paid work experience.

Last Revised: October 2, 2017