Marchman Act Hillsborough County
Hillsborough County Intervention Help
Marchman Act Hillsborough County Florida (Marchman Act Apollo Beach, Marchman Act Balm, Marchman Act Bealsville, Marchman Act Bloomingdale, Marchman Act Brandon, Marchman Act Carrollwood Village, Marchman Act Dover, Marchman Act Gibsonton, Marchman Act Lithia, Marchman Act Lutz, Marchman Act Mango, Marchman Act Orient Park, Marchman Act Plant City, Marchman Act Riverview, Marchman Act Ruskin, Marchman Act Seffner, Marchman Act Sun City Center, Marchman Act Tampa, Marchman Act Temple Terrace, Marchman Act Thonotosassa, Marchman Act Valrico, Marchman Act Wimauma, Marchman Act Ybor City)
Hillsborough County Marchman Act Filing Location:
George E. Edgecomb Courthouse
800 East twig Street 205
Tampa, FL 33602
Hillsborough County Marchman Act Receiving Facility:
Agency for Community Treatment Services (ACTS)
4612 North 56th Street
Tampa, FL 33610
We have received a number of calls from the Tampa area from both patients and their families who are in distress regarding how they are being treated under the Marchman Act in Hillsborough county. The reports are basically the same in that there was some non compliance on the part of the respondent/patient when ordered to outpatient treatment and the result was what they referred to as “529”. Which is that they are SENT TO JAIL for 5 months and 29 days waiting for an available bed to open at one of the treatment centers in the area. One woman expressed that she has already done that time in jail and that she was facing it again even though her drug tests were coming up negative for all substances. In addition the woman now has two contempt of court charges on her record that was previously clean. Even the original petitioners were trying to resend their petitions and stop the process. Apparently, even though the law provides for counsel appointed to the respondent who cannot afford their own lawyer, the public defenders office has not been helpful.
This is why we advocate for families to use our Intervention Services to help their loved ones instead of getting entangled in the bureaucracy of legal system. Or at least to retain legal counsel who is knowledgeable and who can advocate for the family in the court system.
*If you have experience with the Marchman Act or the associated treatment providers in Hillsborough County we invite you to share your experience in the comment section below.