Marchman Act Brevard County
Brevard County Intervention Help
Marchman Act Bradford County Florida (Marchman Act Brooker, Marchman Act Hampton, Marchman Act Lawtey, Marchman Act Starke)
Bradford County Marchman Act Filing Location:
Bradford County Clerk of Court
954 North Templeton Ave.
Stark, Florida 32091
Bradford County Marchman Act Receiving Facility:
Meridian Health Care
4300 SW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
Petitioner(s) may file at any of the three courthouse locations (see injunction department).
Brevard County uses Emergency Exparte by default which means there is no initial hearing to determine the need for assessment.
We are told that the judge there normally signs off on most of them and rarely denies a petition for involuntary assessment.
The respondent is taken to Circles of care for assessment and detoxification for 3-5 days unless either
· The assessment finds they do not need services. Or
· If the respondent is resistant and elopes against medical advice (AMA), in which case they are free to leave.
If the respondent stays then the petitioner must file a second petition for treatment and seek out a program for the respondent to attend.
If a hearing has been set and both parties notified by the courts then each party must attend the hearing and the petitioner must have a treatment program selected and bring its contact information to the hearing.
If the respondent leaves then the facility sends notice to the judge stating the facts. We are told the judge doesn’t send people to jail and there is typically no enforcement of the order.
Additionally circles of care tells us that although they have a residential 28 day program, that it always has a waiting list and that the patient must show motivation and meet criteria in order to be given a bed.
We are told that the judge is okay with using programs out of county and even out of state which is rare.
*If you have experience with the Marchman Act Brevard County or associated treatment programs we invite you to share your experience in the comment section below.