IL SVP evaluation is completed pursuant to the Illinois Sexually Violent Persons (SVP) Commitment Act. The evaluation is designed to address issues related to whether or not the examinee meets statutory criteria for civil commitment as a SVP. The Illinois Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act defines “sexually violent person” as “a person who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense, has been adjudicated delinquent for a sexually violent offense, or has been found not guilty of a sexually violent offense by reason of insanity and who is dangerous because he or she suffers from a mental disorder that makes it substantially probable that the person will engage in acts of sexual violence.” It defines the term “mental disorder” as “a congenital or acquired condition affecting the emotional or volitional capacity that predisposes a person to engage in acts of sexual violence.


Dr. Kostyshyna conducts adult and juvenile SVP evaluations. This is the most extensive out of all psychosexual evaluations. It involves record review, clinical interview, sexual risk estimates, diagnostic clarifications, and testimony/deposition if needed. Dr. Kostyshyna has been certified as a court mental health and SVP/SDP expert witness in Illinois counties of Adams, Bond, Bureau, Coles, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, McHenry, Monroe, Lake, Lee, Kane, Kankakee, Peoria, Ogle, Sangamon, Tazewell, and Winnebago.


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