How can I do a civil commitment through the Chancery Court for someone needing mental or substance abuse treatment?

Due to the sensitive nature of civil commitments, we ask citizens to come to the Poplarville office to fill out the appropriate paperwork. Pine Belt Mental Health Resources performs pre-evaluation screenings for those in mental crisis to determine the need for in-patient or out-patient treatment. We ask you to provide the party's name, address, phone number, social security number, date of birth, medications the patient is currently taking, and medical history. The filing fee for both mental and substance abuse commitment is $148. Contact by emailing Allison McCormick, civil commitment deputy clerk, or call at 601-403-2348.

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1. What are Court Records?
2. Are Court Records open to the public?
3. How do I file a court record?
4. Does the Clerk's Office have blank forms for filing?
5. What are the various court filing fees?
6. What does the Clerk's office accept in payment of court filings?
7. Does Chancery offer a court appointed attorney?
8. How do I acquire a copy of my final divorce decree?
9. I received child support payments from the Department of Human Services (DHS), can the Chancery Clerk’s office help with the payments?
10. How can I do a civil commitment through the Chancery Court for someone needing mental or substance abuse treatment?
11. What is the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline?
12. Who can help me or my children experiencing Domestic Violence?
13. How do I request a Domestic Abuse Protection Order (DAPO)?
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