Authors

Coimbra Sirica

Document Type

Issue Brief

Publication Date

7-11-2000

Abstract

This paper reviews the debate over civil commitment to outpatient settings of people with mental illness who are considered too ill and/or too dangerous to be left on their own in their communities. The choices of two states — Maryland and New York — in dealing with this issue are reviewed. Alternative ways of drawing people into treatment and keeping them there are also discussed.

Comments

Issue brief no. 757

Open Access

yes

 
 

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