Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report AR19 Final - Page 19

AOT: Assisted Outpatient Treatment Pilot A collaboration between The Harris Center, the University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, and Probate Court 3 ( Judge Jason Cox and Judge Amy Parsons), the Assisted Outpatient Treatment pilot (AOT) delivers outpatient treatment under court order to adults. By creating a partnership between the individual and the mental health system, AOT greatly increases medication adherence, reduces costs from hospital readmission and other revolving- door circumstances and promotes mental health recovery in qualifying individuals. National expertize to launch this initiative was provided by the Treatment Advocacy Center. 98% Re-integrated Of the 519 defendants with mental illness and substance use served by the Peer Re-Entry Programs, 98% were successfully re-integrated back into the community.