The Madison County probate court will start an Assisted Outpatient Treatment program or AOT on February 3. AOT is a court-ordered program that will focus on outpatient care for people with severe mental illness who are capable of surviving safely in the community with treatment but have shown problems continuing with voluntary treatment.

The program is made possible through a partnership with WellStone Behavioral Health and funding generated by passport application fees taken in by the court.

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