Developments in Mental Health Law

Volume 35, Issue 1, March 2016

This issue features an article regarding the Fourth Circuit's establishment of constitutional 'excessive force' standards for taser use, placing new limits on officers' use of force when responding to individuals in mental health crisis. The ILPPP Data Corner presents data regarding use of court-ordered alternatives to law enforcement for transporting people during mental health emergencies. Also find an extensive compilation of case law developments.

Virginia College Mental Health Study

Report on the Virginia College Mental Health Survey

The Joint Commission on Health Care of the Virginia General Assembly, in coordination with The Commission on Mental Health Law Reform, conducted a survey to gather comprehensive empirical information from colleges in Virginia regarding the adequacy of students' access to mental health services and the ways in which colleges respond to students' mental health crises.