Civil Commitments

Role


The County Attorney handles matters occurring under the Minnesota Commitment and Treatment Act that involve residents of Itasca County. The County Attorney reviews and files petitions for commitment and takes part in the court process for six main types of commitment.

Mentally Ill persons (MI)


Persons that are mentally ill and as a result, pose a danger to themselves or others.

Developmentally Disabled (DD)


Persons that are developmentally disabled and as a result, pose a danger to themselves or others.


Chemically Dependent persons (CD)


Persons that are chemically dependent, unable to manage personal affairs, and as a result, pose a danger to themselves or others.

Persons Mentally Ill and Dangerous to the Public (MI&D)


Persons that are mentally ill and as a result, have caused or intended to cause serious physical harm to another and are likely to take such action in the future.

Sexual Psychopathic Personalities (SPP)


Persons who have an utter lack of power to control their sexual impulses as the result of a mental disorder and therefore pose a danger to the public.


Sexually Dangerous Persons (SDP)


Persons who have a mental disorder who have engaged in and are likely to continue to engage in harmful sexual conduct.