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.
ASSESSMENTS IN 2017
Our MCRT responded to and provided assessments & wraparound services for 700+ youth in St. Johns County.
DIVERTED BAKER ACTS
More than 80% of the crisis calls our team responded to did not result in a traumatic and costly Baker Act.
With hospital stays averaging $3,900. Our MCRT assessments saved our community over $2,000,000.