Commission on Mental Health Law Reform

Civil Commitment Hearings: District Court Variations, July 2010 – June 2011

In this report, the Commission summarizes the disposition of commitment hearings for FY 2011. The data presented below pertain only to hearings involving adult respondents not already under a commitment order or in penal confinement at the time of the hearing. (In other words, the data exclude recommitment hearings as well as cases involving juveniles or persons in jail.) We refer to these hearings as “initial commitment hearings.”