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Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT)

In March 2015, we launched a county-wide Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) to help reduce an alarming increase of involuntary children hospitalizations (Baker Acts) in the St. Johns County area. As of January 2018, the team -- consisting of Licensed Mental Health Counselors, a Registered Nurse and certified Targeted Case Manager -- conducted over 700 safety assessments and diverted over 80% of the children in crisis from costly hospitalization.

The team works in collaboration with:    

  • The Child’s Family
  • Area Mental Health Providers
  • Law Enforcement
  • School Personnel

Working together, they develop safety plans and link families to needed service.

 

CONTACT:

Emma Hayes
MCRT Supervisor
EmmaH@sayskids.org

 

700+

ASSESSMENTS IN 2017

Our MCRT responded to and provided assessments & wraparound services for 700+ youth in St. Johns County.

80%

DIVERTED BAKER ACTS

More than 80% of the crisis calls our team responded to did not result in a traumatic and costly Baker Act. 

$2,000,000+

SAVED

With hospital stays averaging $3,900. Our MCRT assessments saved our community over $2,000,000.

 
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The SJCSD and our families are truly blessed to have access to the MCRT and we hope this
partnership will continue for many more years to come.
— Kelly G. Battell, St. Johns County School District