Laura's Law San Francisco Report 2019
Laura’s Law Successful in San Francisco2019-04-22T07:36:58-06:00

San Francisco Assisted Outpatient Treatment Exceedingly Successful says new Report. (3/2019)

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San Francisco Individuals in contact with AOT (Laura’s Law) since the program’s implementation showed overall reductions in PES [Psychiatric Emergency Service] contacts, psychiatric hospitalization, and incarceration. Specifically:

  • 74% of AOT participants were successful in reducing or avoiding PES contact.
  • 91% were successful in reducing or avoiding time spent in inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.
  • 88% were successful in reducing or avoiding time spent incarcerated.

Well-Being, Social Functioning, and Independent Living Skills

AOT Participants were surveyed, and respondents overwhelmingly reported a positive outlook on their future.

  • 77% of respondents feel confident that they can reach their treatment goals.
  • 86% of respondents feel hopeful about their future.

Benefits of AOT engagement and case management were also reflected in the survey responses of program participants2.

  • 64% of respondents believed that regularly meeting with a case manager will help them to find or maintain stable housing.
  • 67% of respondents believed that regularly meeting with a case manager will help them to maintain good physical health.
  • 67% of respondents believed that regularly meeting with a case manager will help them live the kind of life they want.

Source: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/5973331/AOT-Report-Final-03-28-19.pdf

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