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