Minnesota Commitment Appeal Panel

Commitment Appeal Panel (CAP) Roster of Examiners

$100/hour plus $50/hour travel time plus mileage 

The Minnesota Commitment Appeal Panel (CAP) is seeking additional forensic examiners for its roster of court appointed examiners.  

How to Apply:

Send an email of interest and curriculum vitae (CV) to jennifer.dailey@state.mn.us.

Job Description:

Examiners are appointed to conduct independent forensic examinations of individuals civilly committed as Mentally Ill and Dangerous (MI&D), Sexually Dangerous Persons (SDP), or Sexual Psychopathic Personalities (SPP).  Following the examination and records review, including any additional collateral contacts, the examiner files a written report as to the examiner’s professional opinion whether the committed person meets the statutory criteria for a reduction in custody pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 253B or 253D.  

Examiners are often called to testify concerning their opinion. Examiners are required to attend CAP hearings, whether or not they are called to testify.  Hearings generally take place on Fridays, as a half-day or full-day hearing, before one of three panels in St. Paul, Stillwater, or West St. Paul.  Currently examinations and hearings are conducted by remote appearances (Zoom or ITV).  

Examiners may expect approximately 12 appointments per year.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Licensed psychiatrist or doctoral level psychologist with forensic experience.  
  • Knowledge, training, and practice in the diagnosis and assessment or in the treatment of the alleged impairment, pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 253B.02, subd. 7.

Contact:  Please contact Jennifer Dailey at jennifer.dailey@state.mn.us with questions.  

To apply for this job email your details to jennifer.dailey@state.mn.us