INVOLUNTARY CIVIL COMMITMENT

A mental facility where an individual is kept against his or her wishes. Individuals are committed in this way, it has to be established in a court that a threat is posed by the individual to themselves or others.

INVOLUNTARY CIVIL COMMITMENT: "Involuntary Civil Commitment is when an individual is committed in a mental facility"
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "INVOLUNTARY CIVIL COMMITMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/involuntary-civil-commitment/ (accessed September 21, 2019).
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