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Stopping the Revolving Door – A Civil Approach to Treating Severe Mental Illness

A heartbreaking yet hopeful documentary about how court-ordered treatment saves lives and families. (31:11)

Ohio AOT Implementation Manual

The implementation manual outlines the core elements of an effective AOT program. The information presented in the manual is intended to help get communities started on the right foot and describes the components and operational steps to implement a successful program. While some of the information is specific to Ohio, there is plenty general information that can be useful to implementers outside of Ohio.

Ohio AOT Implementation Manual - Developing an Effective Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program

Ohio AOT Implementation Manual Appendices

Judges’ Quick Reference Guides

The Judges’ Quick Reference Guide to the Ohio Law on Mental Health Commitment presents the relevant law in an outline form that is easier to navigate than the code itself. It is not intended as a substitute to the actual law, but to serve as a quick reference for judges while they are on the bench in determining what the law means. It includes the statutory citations throughout. It serves as a model for other states interested in developing a similar document.

Judges' Quick Reference Guide to the Ohio Law on Mental Health Commitment

Judges' Quick Reference Guide to the New Jersey Involuntary Commitment Code and Related Rule of Court

Grading the States: An Analysis of U.S. Psychiatric Treatment Laws

This report by the Treatment Advocacy Center examines the laws that provide for involuntary treatment for psychiatric illness in each state.

Grading the States: An Analysis of Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Laws