As a clinical tool the Marchman Act is invaluable. It creates a system of imposed responsibility and consequences. ARLS along with the Court become an independent supervising authority. The Patient/Respondent will immediately become aware of their responsibility to comply with treatment or face real consequences. They will understand the Marchman Act will simply not disappear as criminal probation may when the court ordered term ends. The Marchman Act is a civil action that can be re-instituted time and time again. This recognition typically leads to compliance then healing. We create the enforced consequences and expectations of compliance. The provider can continue to maintain its independent relationship with the Patient/Respondent and focus on treatment.
We will also make ourselves available to the provider and staff for any and all questions during the treatment period. We can even be available during actual treatment sessions with the Patient/Respondent to provide clarity of their current legal posture if necessary.