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AOTadvocate said...

"Thompson said having caseworkers persuade people with mentally illness to go into treatment voluntarily is more effective than involuntary outpatient commitment."

I sure would like to see the study that supports this statement made by Mr. Thompson.

Studies on Assisted Outpatient Treatment (Kendra's Law) have proved: 77 percent fewer experienced hospitalizations compared to before participation; 74 percent fewer experienced homelessness compared to before participation; 83 percent fewer experienced arrests compared to before participation; 88 percent fewer experienced incarceration compared to before participation.

Additionally, among surveyed participants in Kendra’s Law: 75 percent said AOT helped to gain control over their lives; 81 percent said it helped them to get well and stay well; 90 percent said it made them more likely to keep appointments and to take medication.



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