Mitigation Evaluations

Mitigation evaluations are conducted at pre-pleading, pre-adjudication, and sentencing stages to identify whether any biological, psychological, or social factors exist that have predisposed the client to commit an offense or could decrease their culpability, warranting mitigation in the fair disposition of their case.


At Fifth Avenue Forensics, our clinicians have extensive experience conducting mitigation evaluations by identifying biopsychosocial determinants for mental illness and criminal conduct. We provide comprehensive and objective forensic mitigation reports that clearly articulate the nexus between any distinguishable biopsychosocial factors and the offense behavior, in addition to treatment recommendations to mitigate such factors, thus, minimizing the risk for recidivism. Our findings can be presented to the court in an effort to reduce the severity of the sentence imposed on the defendant.