Persons with serious mental illness are over-represented in the criminal legal system and face criminal charges more commonly than the general population, often for low level offenses. In addition, they are at risk for victimization from crime yet often are not seen as credible witnesses or their accounts may not be taken at face value. When they come to a setting for care and treatment, a multidisciplinary team is often made available to support them. Among team members are nurses, a critical workforce that spends time interacting with these individuals and provides nurturing, offer medications, education, support and care, while giving input on observations to the individual and the rest of the treatment team that help guide the treatment planning for the well-being of the individual. Yet, nursing in forensic contexts is all too often not discussed. In this webinar, the presenters will review aspects of forensic nursing, the patient population that is typically seen in correctional and healthcare settings and provide important information to help make the work more fruitful and rewarding.