Consumers' perspectives on Forensic Assertive Community Treatment

Consumers' perspectives on Forensic Assertive Community Treatment.

The evidence for forensic assertive community treatment (FACT) is promising; however, a number of gaps in our knowledge about FACT remain. For example, only one study in the extant literature includes the perspectives of FACT consumers and more information about what consumers like and/or dislike about FACT is needed. To address this gap in our knowledge, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 FACT consumers from four FACT teams in Ohio. Interviews were audio recorded and transcribed and open coding analysis techniques were used to identify themes. Findings suggest most consumers have no complaints or dislikes about FACT and found housing assistance, access to mental health services, and access to medication and psychiatrists particularly helpful.