Jeffrey Kropf Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Forensic Psychology and Psychology

Specialty Focus: Competency, Risk Assessment, Institutional Standard of Care, Fitness for Duty, Traumatic Injury, Correctional Healthcare, Disability, Personal Injury, Abuse, IME, PTSD, Juvenile Evaluations, Cognitive Impairment,

Education: B.A., UCLA; Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology

Years in Practice: 28


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Jeffrey Kropf, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in forensic and diagnostic mental health evaluations. As a consulting psychologist since 1991, Dr. Kropf has evaluated more than 1000 youths and young adults in community care and court-ordered placements. As a staff psychologist for the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) and the Department of Juvenile Justice from 1991 through 1999, he evaluated approximately 500 patients and offenders and provided expert testimony in hearings including W&IC 1800 hearings throughout the State. He joined the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) Unit at the time of its inception in 1999 and served as Senior Psychologist, Supervisor from 2001 through 2017. During this time, he conducted approximately 3000 forensic mental health evaluations including evaluations pursuant to PC 2962, PC 2972, and W&IC 7301 and provided expert testimony in support of his opinions in trials and hearings throughout the State. He participated in developing the program responsible for evaluating life term inmates and conducted dozens of evaluations of life term inmates. He provided expert training and supervision to licensed psychologists from agencies including CDCR, DSH, Parole Outpatient Clinic, and the Board of Parole Hearings. Since 2018, he has served as a consulting psychologist to the CDCR MDO Unit and conducts MDO evaluations and provides expert testimony, training, and consultation.