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CLRP 2021 Legislative Agenda

If this legislative agenda looks familiar, that's because it is. This represents CLRP's legislative agenda for 2020 – a session that was cut short by COVID-19. We have recognized that our system needs some significant changes, and these are our suggestions as to what those changes should be. Connecticut's civil commitment statute is unconstitutional (as found by the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1977!) and must be amended. The current statute does not adequately protect the due process rights of individuals in those proceedings. The laws regarding probate court appeals must be changed – when the court orders forced medication or forced electroshock, and someone wishes to appeal that order, sometimes the forced treatment happens before they win their appeal. We also believe that the statutes regarding the Psychiatric Security Review Board must be changed.

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