Increasing fair legal representation hinges on strategic collaboration with psychologists in the criminal justice system. Their expertise in assessing mental health, conducting competency evaluations, and offering insights into clients’ conditions empowers attorneys. By bridging the gap between mental health complexities and legal proceedings, psychologists ensure a more equitable legal system. This collaboration results in improved communication, better-informed decisions, and ultimately, fairer legal representation for individuals grappling with severe mental illness in criminal cases.
By - Laura Brown
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