Dr. Kruh Co-Presents to University of Michigan Forensic Psychiatry Fellows on Juvenile Competency Issues
On June 13th, 2023, Dr. Kruh and his colleague at National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners (NYSAP), Dr. Christina Riggs Romaine, offered forensic psychiatry fellows at the University of Michigan (who tend to focus on working with adults) a training seminar on conducting competency evaluations in Michigan’s juvenile courts. Having worked with Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services for over six years training juvenile competency evaluators state-wide, as well as various legal and clinical stakeholders, the NYSAP team has developed focused expertise on juvenile competency evaluations in Michigan. Drs. Kruh and Riggs Romaine discussed key differences in conducting competency evaluations with juveniles compared to adults. This included a focus on the role of adolescent development in these evaluations and a careful review of Michigan’s juvenile competency statute. A case study was presented to illustrate key points.
If you are interested in having Dr. Kruh, through National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners (NYSAP), provide a training to your group on the topic of juvenile competency to stand trial, or you are in need of a juvenile competency evaluation, please contact Dr. Kruh at IvanKruhPhD@gmail.com.