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‘Black robe effect’ drives success of state’s first court-ordered treatment program in Doña Ana County
It took the death of a homeless man with a long history of mental health issues in Albuquerque to galvanize New Mexico legislators to finally pass the state’s first assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) law in 2015. A group of local officials – with guidance from a long-time national advocate – created the state’s first AOT program in Doña Ana County in 2016.
By Mike Cook | 10/24/20