The study is funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health, with additional support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment. The author gratefully acknowledges the contribution of numerous individuals in collecting, synthesizing, and reporting the data for this effort. Richard A. Van Dorn, Ph.D., Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, University of South Florida, assisted greatly with data management and analysis. At the Services Effectiveness Research Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, the author acknowledges the considerable efforts of Jeffrey W. Swanson, Ph.D., Christine M. Wilder, M.D., Lorna L. Moser, Ph.D., and Allison R. Gilbert, Ph.D., M.P.H. At Policy Research Associates, he thanks Pamela Clark Robbins, B.A., Henry J. Steadman, Ph.D., Karli J. Keator, B.A., Wendy Vogel, M.P.A., Roumen Vesselinov, Ph.D., Jody Zabel, Steven Hornsby, L.M.S.W., and Amy Thompson, M.S.W. The author also acknowledges the extensive reviews and critical feedback provided by the MacArthur Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment, which served as an internal advisory group to the study. Although the findings of the study are solely the responsibility of the authors, Dr. Swartz gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of the New York State Office of Mental Health in completing the report, including Steve Huz, Ph.D., Chip Felton, M.S.W., Peter Lannon, Susan Shilling, J.D., L.C.S.W., Qingxian Chen, Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., Bruce E. Feig, and Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D.
The author reports no competing interests.