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Outcomes of the ASIST program for high risk offenders with mental illness

The Advanced Supervision and Intervention Support Team (ASIST) program in Connecticut combines community supervision (pre-trial, probation, or parole) with clinical care and case management for individuals with mental illness, many of whom have a history of non-compliance. We conducted a quasi-experimental evaluation on 111 ASIST participants, with 6 month follow-up interviews, clinician ratings, and administrative data on arrest and incarceration. Those results suggest that program participation improved outcomes on employment, living situation, and substance use.