Involuntary Treatment Administration

Program Services

The Involuntary Treatment Program evaluates individuals who are suffering from an acute mental health or substance use disorder and are alleged to pose a danger to themselves, others, property, or who are gravely disabled, for involuntary psychiatric treatment or secure detox treatment. 
  • We evaluate individuals who may require emergency psychiatric or secure detox hospitalization
  • We arrange admissions to the evaluation & treatment and secure detox facilities
  • We seek and rule out less restrictive alternatives to hospitalizations
  • We provide court liaison work for individuals detained in Snohomish County

Information, Process & Instructions for Joel's Law / Review of Detention Decision (Effective July 24, 2015) (MS Word)

Individual Rights 

Snohomish County Involuntary Treatment Complaints and Grievance Policy

Additional Information

County Designated Crisis Responders can be reached 24/7 at 425-388-7215. View the Family Guide to Involuntary Treatment (revised 2016) for more information.