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 has served in several roles in Maryland State Government, including three years as the Director of Forensic Services for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Currently, he is a psychiatric consultant to the Maryland Disability Determination Service.
Dr. Roskes maintains a private clinical and consulting practice in general and forensic psychiatry, specializing in forensic psychiatry and in 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.
Dr. Roskes has 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. He 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 where he coordinates the Forensic Psychiatry Course in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He was awarded the Volunteer Faculty Member Award for 2007, in recognition of his teaching and supervision in Forensic Psychiatry. In addition, Dr. Roskes is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Law, where he coteaches a seminar course on mental disability law. Dr. Roskes has been recognized for exemplary contributions in the area of criminal justice and mental health by the National Alliance on Mental Illness in 2005, and was named the Visionary of the Year for 2007 by On Our Own of Maryland.
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.
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