Thursday, September 06, 2007

In Virginia: Upcoming hearing on AOT

This Monday, SEPTEMBER 10, the Virginia House Courts of Justice Committee will be focusing on outpatient commitment and addressing some of the failures of the system.

Delegate Dave Albo, the chair of the committee, has been a strong supporter of improving Virginia’s archaic mental health treatment law and has introduced bills in the past. A strong show of support from family members and advocates would be a good way to show him – and his fellow committee members – how broad the support is to finally pass a better state law. If you can’t attend, take a moment to fax or email a letter of support to him.

The hearing will take place in House Room C in the General Assembly Building at 2:00 pm Monday, September 10.

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