Reducing Mental Health Civil Commitments Through Longer Temporary Detention Periods

9 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2011 Last revised: 12 Mar 2011

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Tanya Wanchek

Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia

Richard J. Bonnie

University of Virginia - School of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2011

Abstract

To determine whether holding an individual suffering from a mental health crisis for a longer period under a temporary detention order (TDO) reduces the number and length of involuntary commitments.

Keywords: Mental health, temporary detention, voluntary, involuntary, civil commitment

Suggested Citation

Wanchek, Tanya Nicole and Bonnie, Richard J., Reducing Mental Health Civil Commitments Through Longer Temporary Detention Periods (March 1, 2011). Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2011-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1766047 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1766047

Tanya Nicole Wanchek (Contact Author)

Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia ( email )

2400 Old Ivy Road
P.O. Box 400206
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

Richard J. Bonnie

University of Virginia - School of Law ( email )

580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

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