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J&DR judges want law changed on involuntary commitments (access required)

ROANOKE - Virginia's juvenile court judges want "special justices" to continue hearing petitions for the involuntary commitment of mentally ill juveniles. The judges are seeking emergency legislation that will relieve them of the responsibility to conduct the involuntary civil commitment proceedings. The statutory fix is necessary, some judges say, because the 2005 recodification of Virginia Code Title ...

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