Chapter 1 Definitions, Construction and Standard Forms
Chapter 2 Commitment Classification
Chapter 3 Expense of Detention or Proceedings Concerning Commitments
Chapter 4 Execution of Commitment Orders
Chapter 6 Counselors in Mental Health
Chapter 7 Duties of Peace Officers
Chapter 8 Mentally Disordered Persons Charged With Crime

Terms Used In California Codes > Welfare and Institutions Code > Division 6 > Part 2 - JUDICIAL COMMITMENTS

  • City: includes city and county and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Public Utilities Code 19
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission created by Section 1 of Article XII of the California Constitution, and "commissioner" means a member of the commission. See California Public Utilities Code 20
  • County: includes city and county. See California Public Utilities Code 18
  • County: includes city and county. See California Water Code 14
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 14
  • custody: means the legal right to custody of the child unless that right is held jointly by two or more persons, in which case "custody" means the physical custody of the child by one of the persons sharing the right to custody. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 17.1
  • Diagnosed mental disorder: includes a congenital or acquired condition affecting the emotional or volitional capacity that predisposes the person to the commission of criminal sexual acts in a degree constituting the person a menace to the health and safety of others. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 6600
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 16
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Water Code 19
  • person subject to judicial commitment: means a person who may be judicially committed under this part as a mentally disordered sex offender pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 6331), a sexually violent predator pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 6600), or a person with intellectual disabilities pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 6500) of Chapter 2. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 6250
  • Predatory: means an act is directed toward a stranger, a person of casual acquaintance with whom no substantial relationship exists, or an individual with whom a relationship has been established or promoted for the primary purpose of victimization. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 6600
  • Recent overt act: means any criminal act that manifests a likelihood that the actor may engage in sexually violent predatory criminal behavior. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 6600
  • Sexually violent offense: means the following acts when committed by force, violence, duress, menace, fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person, or threatening to retaliate in the future against the victim or any other person, and that are committed on, before, or after the effective date of this article and result in a conviction or a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity, as defined in subdivision (a): a felony violation of Section 261, 262, 264. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 6600
  • Sexually violent predator: means a person who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense against one or more victims and who has a diagnosed mental disorder that makes the person a danger to the health and safety of others in that it is likely that he or she will engage in sexually violent criminal behavior. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 6600
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Public Utilities Code 17
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Water Code 18
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Public Utilities Code 10
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Water Code 10