San Francisco Assisted Outpatient Treatment Exceedingly Successful says new Report
Source: Harder + Co Community Research and San Francisco Department of Public Health
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: Behavioral Health Leaders, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: AOT / Laura's Law, Behavioral Health Organizational Guidance Docs, Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, MHSA, Program Funding, Mental Health Treatment, Psychiatric or Mental Health Stabilization, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders
The following is a summary of San Francisco’s report, which was based on a three-year evaluation period: AOT Participants demonstrated overall reductions in PES visits, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, and incarceration. Among all AOT Participants to-date, 74% reduced or avoided PES contact through participation in AOT, 91% reduced or avoided time spent hospitalized, and 88% reduced or avoided time spent incarcerated. Among the group of 17 court ordered AOT participants, all 17 reduced or avoided PES contact, 14 reduced or avoided time spent hospitalized, and 15 reduced or avoided time spent incarcerated.