Involuntary commitment or civil commitment is a legal process through which an
individual with symptoms of severe mental illness is court-ordered into treatment
Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators. Protecting the public from sexual
predators after they have completed their court ordered term of confinement ...
The Treatment Advocacy Center publishes excerpts and summaries of US civil
commitment laws and standards as a service to lawmakers, mental health ...
Some states have used civil commitment proceedings to remove habitual sex
offenders from society for extended periods of time. The United States Supreme ...
Definition: In statutes governing hospitalization of the mentally ill, a legal term meaning a warrant for imprisonment. At the recommendation of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Bar Association, the term "commitment
" had been replaced by "hospital... More »
This article reviews the academic literature on the psychiatric practice of civil
commitment. It provides an overview of the history of involuntary psychiatric ...
Sep 26, 2013 ... Under civil commitment, the state can hold a person for an ... ever to win such a
civil commitment jury trial, and one of the few nationally. He was ...
Quality of involuntary treatment (civil commitment) laws: the adequacy of its ...
illness in the population that meets its civil commitment standard, according to ...
Apr 5, 2014 ... Florida's civil commitment law has been on its books for 15 years, and the idea is
older still. By 1960, in response to high-profile sex crime ...
The process of obtaining a court order is called the Civil Commitment ... The Civil
Commitment process involves the legal system and can be confusing or.