Civil Commitments

What Is Civil Commitment?

Who Can Be Committed?

How The Civil Commitment Process Begins

Where The Person Stays Before The Hearing

Length of Time A Person Can Be Held Before A Hearing

Rights Of A Person In Custody On A Precommitment Hold

What Happens When A Civil Commitment Petition Has Been Filed?

14 Day Diversion Program

The Civil Commitment Hearing

What Happens At The Hearings

What The Judge Can Do

What Happens To The Person After The Hearing

What Happens If A Person Does Not Follow The Conditions of The Release Or Outpatient Commitment

Length Of A Commitment

Trial Visits


Appeals Of Civil Commitments

How Legal Rights Are Affected By Commitment

Other Information About Civil Commitments