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Civil Commitment Training and Resource Center (CCTRC)

About the CCTRC

Scales of JusticeThe Civil Commitment Training and Resource Center (CCTRC) is part of the Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (OMHDD). The CCTRC was developed to assist persons who want training and information regarding the Civil Commitment and Treatment Act. The CCTRC can provide individualized training, information, referral and advocacy.

Civil Commitment Training Center Brochure (PDF) - 2013

Who Should Call the CCTRC?

The CCTRC can assist anyone who wants information regarding the Civil Commitment and Treatment Act.

How to Contact the CCTRC

The Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Civil Commitment Training and Resource Center
121 7th Place East
Suite 420, Metro Square Building
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-2117 

651-757-1800  or Toll Free: 1-800-657-3506
e-mail: ombudsman.mhdd@state.mn.us 

Training

Individualized Training

The CCTRC can provide specialized training/presentations on individualized topics in civil commitment, including pre-petition issues, post-petition issues, neuroleptic medications and more effective advocacy. If your agency, organization or group is interested, please contact the CCTRC. 

Substitute Decision-Maker Training Kit

A training kit, which includes a training videotape and supplementary manual has been developed for the training of substitute decision-makers. Topics include:  

  • Explanation of the court process 
  • Determination of competency
  • Laws governing access to patient data
  • Concept of "least restrictive alternative"
  • Information about neuroleptic medications
  • Role in protecting the patient's interest

Resource Information

The CCTRC has trained staff who can provide information and answer questions regarding civil commitment law and other related topics. The CCTRC provides reports, documents, notices and fact sheets relating to the civil commitment process and related topics. The CCTRC also provides up-to-date information on proposed or new changes to the law. 

Referral 

In some instances, the CCTRC may be unable to assist a caller. The CCTRC provides referrals to other agencies, departments and other resources that may better assist the caller.  

Client Services 

Some callers may need additional assistance. If the caller meets the OMHDD definition of a client, the CCTRC can refer the caller to a Regional Ombudsman who may be able to provide information concerning services. 

Historical

See more about the history about civil commitment in Minnesota on the CCTRC History page.