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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Involuntary_commitment

Involuntary commitment or civil commitment is a legal process through which an individual who is deemed by a qualified agent to have symptoms of severe ...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3392176

This article reviews the academic literature on the psychiatric practice of civil commitment. It provides an overview of the history of involuntary psychiatric ...

www.law.cornell.edu/wex/involuntary_civil_commitment

Involuntary civil commitment is the admission of individuals against their will into a mental health unit. Generally speaking, there are three reasons why an ...

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/civil-commitment.html

Some states have used civil commitment proceedings to remove habitual sex offenders from society for extended periods of time. The United States Supreme ...

www.merriam-webster.com/legal/civil%20commitment

Legal definition of civil commitment: court-ordered institutionalization of a person suffering from mental illness, alcoholism, or drug addiction…

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/26/civil-commitment-sex-offenders

Sep 26, 2013 ... Through a legal procedure called "civil commitment", you can be classed as a sexually violent predator based solely on the subjective opinion ...

www.atsa.com/civil-commitment-sexually-violent-predators

Aug 17, 2010 ... In addition, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 authorized the federal government to institute a civil commitment program ...

www.streetsense.org/article/kennedy-dds-chs-project-action

Jul 12, 2017 ... D.C. May Remove Civil Commitment Requirement for People with ... those with intellectual disabilities to be civilly committed in order to receive ...

law.justia.com/constitution/us/amendment-14/67-civil-commitment.html

The Problem of Civil Commitment.—As is the case with juvenile offenders, several other classes of persons are subject to confinement by court processes ...