Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) is the practice of delivering outpatient treatment under court order to adults with severe mental illness who meet specific criteria, such as a prior history of repeated hospitalizations or arrest. It is a tool for assisting those individuals most at risk for the negative consequences of not receiving treatment. For More Information Click Here For A Flyer
Civil Commitment is a legal process for a probate court to order a person into treatment for their mental illness. It is sometimes also called “court ordered treatment,” “involuntary commitment,” or even “being probated.” This treatment can be in a hospital (“inpatient treatment”) or in
the community (“outpatient treatment”).
Freedom and privacy are important to most people and are protected by the U.S. and Ohio Constitutions. When a court orders you to be civilly committed, you lose some freedom and privacy, so it is important for you to know your rights. Disability Rights Ohio - "Civil Commitment - Understanding Your Rights" April 2016