Developments in Mental Health Law

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 3, April

2011 Virginia General Assembly Session
After three years of enacting significant legislation related to the civil commitment of individuals with mental illness, the General Assembly focused on other issues in this short session, enacting only one minor bill related to emergency custody...
Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Transformation - Update and Review of Three Key Initiatives: Cross Systems Mapping, Crisis Intervention Teams and Jail Diversion
Over the past several years the Commonwealth of Virginia has, through multiple initiatives, made great strides in identifying and addressing the challenges encountered when individuals with behavioral health issues become entangled with the criminal...