Following an acquittee’s commitment to the Board, the vast majority of acquittees are placed with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for care, custody and treatment. Acquittees may be confined in an inpatient hospital setting or allowed to reside in the community. DMHAS provides psychiatric services, which may include case management services, housing support options or other supportive and psychiatric treatments, depending upon the needs of the individual. Go to DMHAS website.
The Board may place acquittees with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) for treatment and confinement. In addition to confining acquittees within DDS facilities, DDS may also assist in providing treatment recommendations and behavioral interventions to the Board or DMHAS, when an acquittee has been diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Go to DDS website.
The Board works closely with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) to ensure that acquittees comply with the requirements of the state’s Sex Offender Registry. If an acquittee, who is a registered sex offender, is released to the community, the Board monitors the acquittees community placement to ensure timely and appropriate compliance with registry stipulations. The Board also assists in registering applicable acquittees, when necessary. Go to DESPP website.
The Board may order monitoring and supervision by Connecticut’s Court Support Services Division, Office of Adult Supervision (OAP) to assist in the management and supervision of an acquittee when their individual risk factors warrant additional oversight. Probation Officers collaborate with treatment providers to ensure timely communication and coordination of services. Go to Judicial Branch, OAP website.
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