a type of court-ordered psychiatric or psychological remediation wherein people are permitted to stay in the community as long as they're closely observed and keep receiving remediation.

OUTPATIENT COMMITMENT: "Outpatient communities allow for individuals undergoing rehabilitation for addictions to remain outside of jail while receiving treatment."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OUTPATIENT COMMITMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/outpatient-commitment/ (accessed December 4, 2020).