Use of Mandatory Outpatient Treatment in Virginia

A Preliminary Report on the First Two Years

Prepared for the Commission on Mental Health Law Reform

This report reviews the frequency and circumstances under which MOT was ordered from July 1, 2008 through October 31, 2010. Additionally, we have conducted interviews and a survey of Virginia community services boards (CSBs) to help us understand the CSBs‟ perspectives on MOTs. The report also provides a general description and sample of treatment plans and conditions.