Areas of consultation

Criminal

  • Competence to Stand Trial
  • Sanity Evaluation
  • Mitigation of Sentence
  • Diminished Actuality
  • Malingering
  • Violence Risk
  • Sex Offender Evaluation

Civil

  • Competence to Stand Trial
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Psychiatric Provider Malpractice Review
  • Wrongful death in correctional institution
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Guardianship/ Conservatorship

Informational

  • Case consultation
  • Medical/ Psychiatric Record review
  • Case preparation
  • Review of opposing expert opinion
  • General Evaluation of a defendant or plaintiff
  • Substance Use
  • Effects of various substances of abuse on behavior and/ or memory

Professional roles

Clinical Provider

Dr. Roof is the current Medical Director for Jail Psychiatric Services in Sacramento County.  He currently oversees the mental health care of approximately 5,000 Sacramento County inmates.

Teacher

Dr. Roof is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at UC Davis Medical Center and Associate Training Director for the prestigious UC Davis Division of Psychiatry and the Law.

 

He has published on the topics of geriatric offenders, delirium,  infections of the nervous system, testamentary capacity, guardianship  assessments, correctional psychiatry and brain imaging techniques as  they relate to the legal system.


He is passionate about teaching and has presented nationally and  internationally on numerous psychiatric topics to a variety of groups  including medical students, residents, attorneys, interpreters, social  workers, correctional mental health and others.

Expert Witness

Dr. Roof has been qualified as an expert witness in federal, state and  military courts and has testified to issues involving a variety of  mental disorders, sanity, competence to stand trial, dangerousness,  mental health treatment of inmates, malingering, medical malpractice,  testamentary capacity, wrongful death in correctional institutions,  substance use and effects on intent and memory. He is part of the  Sacramento County Superior Court Expert Witness panel and has completed  court appointments for numerous other counties in California involving  competency to stand trial, sanity, violence risk and sexual offenders.

Contact Us

Available for consultation

Please contact me if you have local, national or international forensic consultation requests.

Jason G. Roof, M.D. - Forensic Psychiatry

720 9th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

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