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Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)

Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) adapts the assertive community treatment (ACT) model to serve people with criminal justice system involvement, focusing on preventing arrest and incarceration. Treatment is coordinated by a multidisciplinary team with high staff-to-client ratios that assumes around-the-clock responsibility for clients’ case management and treatment needs.

Local Examples

Salt Lake County, UT Valley Behavioral Health

  • Salt Lake County's (SLC) Jail Diversion Outreach Team (JDOT), operated by Valley Behavioral Health, provides intensive community-based outpatient treatment.
  • The program provides 24-hour, comprehensive services in the community.
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King County, WA King County FACT

  • The FACT program is implemented by Sound Mental Health in collaboration with King County Correctional Facility.
  • The program serves a population with serious mental illness, a history or high risk of homelessness, and extensive criminal histories.
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3 - Increase connection to treatment
4 - Reduce recidivism

Last updated: April 21, 2019