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Our View of the Legislature: Mental Health

The legislature has many bills before it that would make it easier for the state to force someone into mental health treatment through a process called mandatory outpatient treatment (MOT).  The dLCV is especially concerned that consumer voices were not included in the work group that developed some of these proposals. 

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January 15, 2019 – Legislative Highlights

Legislative Highlight – special edition January 15, 2019 Jenny Heilborn, contributor   For over four years, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Virginia and various advocacy partners, including the disAbility Law Center of Virginia, have supported a bill to ban the execution of people with severe mental illness who are convicted of a capital...