Forensic Assertive Community Treatment: Updating the Evidence

This presentation was produced for the GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation in January 2014. It was authored by Joseph P. Morrissey, Ph.D., of UNC-Chapel Hill, and Ann-Marie Louison of the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Strategies in New York City. The first segment of the webinar focuses on evidence-based practices of implementing Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) for justice-involved people with mental and/or substance use disorders. The second segment of the webinar provides case studies of local court FACT and assertive community treatment (ACT) processes for justice-involved persons with serious mental illness.

FACT is an evidence-based adaptation of ACT for justice-involved persons. ACT is an evidence-based intervention practice for people with a serious mental illness who have difficulty living independently and have high service needs. FACT services work to prevent individuals with serious mental illness from being reincarcerated and reduce or avoid the number of arrests. The presentation defines what FACT should look like in different community-based organizations and provides evidence to demonstrate the model’s value to people who are justice involved.

This resource was first shared in 2014.

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