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About AOT

An Interim Report on the Status of Assisted Outpatient Treatment

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Introduction

Implementation of Assisted Outpatient Treatment

Eligibility Criteria for AOT
Resources to Provide Court-Ordered Services
AOT Program Administration
Common Components of Local AOT Programs
Impact of AOT on Local Mental Health Systems

AOT Program Status

Volume of AOT Investigations, Court Orders and Service Enhancements
Characteristics of AOT Recipients

Outcomes for AOT Recipients

Increased Participation in Case Management and Other Services
Reduced Incidence of Hospitalization, Homelessness, Arrest and Incarceration
Increased Engagement in Services and Adherence to Perscribed Medication
Improved Community and Social Functioning
Decreased Incidence of Harmful Behaviors

Status of Persons Under AOT at Court Order Termination

Next Steps

Appendix 1: Laws of New York, 1999, Chapter 408

Appendix 2: Kendra's Law: Assisted Outpatient Treatment in New York

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