Personal History:Erik Roskes, MD, is a board certified General and Forensic Psychiatrist. Dr. Roskes was educated at Dartmouth College (AB, Chemistry, 1986) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (MD, 1990). He completed his psychiatric residency and forensic fellowship at University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Roskes serves as Director of Forensic Services at Springfield Hospital Center and maintains a private clinical and consulting practice in general and forensic psychiatry. His practice specializes in forensic psychiatry and the treatment of individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Since 2003, Dr. Roskes has served as a Compliance Monitor in Brad H. et al. v. City of New York, et. al., a case involving discharge planning for inmates and detainees with mental illness in the New York City correctional system. He has also served as a national consultant for the Council of State Governments Justice Center, the National GAINS Center, and SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Dr. Roskes has served as a member of the American Psychiatric Association's Committee on Mentally Ill Persons in the Criminal Justice System and its Task Force on Outpatient Psychiatric Services, as well as the Committee on Institutional and Correctional Psychiatry of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Dr. Roskes currently serves on the volunteer clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical School.
Dr. Roskes has consulted to many courts, counties and mental health and criminal justice agencies throughout Maryland and around the country. He is available for clinical or forensic consultations and for the training of clinical and criminal justice audiences in a variety of areas along the mental health/criminal justice interface.
Criminal Justice and Mental Health Interface
Forensic Psychiatry and Community Psychiatry
Janofsky JS, Dunn MH, Roskes EJ, Briskin JK, Rudolph ML: Insanity Defense Pleas in Baltimore City: An Analysis of Outcome. American Journal of Psychiatry 153(11):1464-1467, 1996.
Roskes E, Feldman R, Arrington S, Leisher M: A Model Program for the Treatment of Mentally Ill Offenders in the Community. Community Mental Health Journal 35:461-472, 1999.
Roskes E, Feldman R: A Collaborative Community Based Treatment Program for Mentally Ill Offenders. Psychiatric Services 50(12):1614-1619, 1999.
Roskes E, Feldman R: Treater or Monitor? Collaboration Between Mental Health Providers and Probation Officers. Correctional Mental Health Report 1(5):69-70, Jan/Feb 2000.
Roskes E, Craig R, Strangman A: A Prerelease Program for Mentally Ill Inmates. Psychiatric Services 52(1):108, 2001.
Slate R, Roskes E, Feldman R, Baerga M: Doing Justice for Mental Illness and Society: Federal Probation and Pretrial Services Officers as Mental Health Specialists. Federal Probation December 2003:13-19.
Roskes E: “Correctional Psychiatry” In Psychiatry (2nd Edition), Edited by A. Tasman, J. Kay, J. Lieberman. London: Wiley, 2003.
Slate RN, Feldman R, Roskes E, Baerga M: Training Federal Probation Officers as Mental Health Specialists. Federal Probation December 2004: 9-15.
Roskes E, Cooksey C, Feldman R, Lipford S, Tambree J: “Management of Offenders with Mental Illness in Outpatient Settings.” In Clinical Handbook of Correctional Psychiatry, Edited by C. Scott and J. Gerbasi. Washington: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2005.
Roskes E, Osher F: “Jails and Prisons.” In: The American Association of Community Psychiatrists’ Clinical Guide to the Mentally Ill, Homeless Person, Edited by P. M. Gillig and H. L. McQuistion. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2006.
Roskes E: “Correctional Psychiatry” In: Psychiatry (3rd Edition), Edited by A. Tasman, J. Kay, J. Lieberman, M First, M Maj. London: Wiley, 2008.
Dlugacz H, Roskes E: “Clinically Oriented Reentry Planning” In: Clinical Handbook of Correctional Psychiatry (2nd Edition), Edited by C. Scott. Washington: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2010.
Roskes E, Cooksey C, Lipford S, Dlugacz H: “The Criminal Justice System and Offenders Placed in an Outpatient Setting” In: Clinical Handbook of Correctional Psychiatry (2nd Edition), Edited by C. Scott Washington: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2010.
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