Braden Counseling Center completes many different types of evaluations. The majority of them are requested by the court, yet some are not. The staff has specific training to provide these evaluations which has contributed significantly to the quality of our evaluations, and acceptance and respect in the court system.
- Child custody
- Parental visitations
- Psychological Evaluations
- Divorce mediation
Court Specific Evaluations (Adult and Juvenile)
- Mental Status at Time of Offense
- Fitness to Stand Trial
Expert Witness Services, Second Opinion Evaluations, and consultations are also available.
Evaluations can be conducted at Braden Center locations as well as at correctional centers, detention facilities, and hospitals.
- Domestic Violence (PAIP)
- Substance Abuse
- Zero Tolerance
- FOID reinstatement
If there is an evaluation you need, and you don’t see it listed, please call. Things are always being improved and updated.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) evaluations
Remember the things you do don’t define who you are, and working through the process that is now in place because of your DUI arrest can help you change the way you do things for the better. The State of Illinois requires a DUI evaluation before a case for DUI can be closed and Braden Counseling offers services to those who have been arrested for DUI. DUI evaluations and all levels of DUI treatment are available in all office locations, and financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
Sometimes we are able to plan our lives very effectively. At other times, we are not as efficient. For these reasons, we offer DUI evaluations to be completed in one day. At times you will not be able to obtain all the necessary documents before your appointment. That’s okay, keep your appointment and get the evaluation process started. Remember though, you only have 30 days from the start of the evaluation to submit the remaining documents so we can finish it.
You will need to bring these documents to your appointment, or have your attorney send them to us.
- 1. Statutory Summary Suspension – This is typically given to you the day of your arrest, and is on thin white paper (like tracing paper). If you were in an accident or provided a blood or urine sample for the police, you may not have this document yet. In these situations, you can often bring your police report providing it has the date and time of arrest, BAC if you completed the test, or documentation that you refused to provide a breath, blood, or urine sample.
- 3. Fee – $100. If you qualify for a reduced rate and have proof of income with you at the time of the appointment. At times the State of Illinois suspends this program so make sure to ask when you call if you’re interested in it.
- 2. Driving Abstract for Court Purposes – This is obtained from the Illinois Drivers Facility (Dept. of Motor Vehicles). There is a $12 charge for this document and you must go to the facility with identification to obtain it. They have a form there you can fill out if you need someone else to get this document for you. You cannot use a driving record you get online or from the court.
- 4. Reference familiar with your drinking habits (In person or by phone) – This can be a friend or relative.
DUI evaluation appointments generally last about 2 hours. When the evaluation is completed, you will receive two copies so you can keep one and give the other to your attorney.