At the present time, the benefits of community care are limited to voluntary patients, but they should be extended to involuntary patients as well. This paper discusses the need for compulsory community care and the steps taken to meet this need in a few states and in Britain. Finally, it proposes legislation which could cope with the problems of providing community care for the civilly committed.
Beatrice K. Bleicher, Compulsory Community Care for the Mentally Ill, 16 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 93 (1967)