Full Services Partnerships use the data that are collected to show Performance Outcomes. Essentially this is data that has been analyzed and explained through graphs or text.
“WIT” Court MORS Report (7/1/10 12/31/10)
From July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010 WIT Court had 37 members discharged. Graph A represents the discharges in terms of their last MORS (Milestones of Recovery Scale) score. Members are given MORS scores once a month and it is reflective of their position in their recovery journey. For the members with “No Score” it is because they were discharged before a MORS score could be given. The WIT program began utilizing the MORS in February 2010. For the MORS, if a member is not seen within two weeks of the scoring date, they cannot be given a score. The two members with “No Score” were with the program for less than one week before they became unable to contact.
Graph B represents the Discharge Reasons (as listed in the Key Event Tracking Forms) for the 37 discharges throughout the six month period. Ninety-seven percent of all the discharges are accounted for by the first three options on the chart (Cannot Be Located, Graduates, and Jail Sentence). Thirty-two percent of all discharges were graduates (members who had met all of their recovery goals), a fact that WIT Court prides itself on. Another 38% are listed as “After repeated attempts to contact partner, s/he cannot be located” and 27% are “Community services/program interrupted—Partner will be serving JAIL sentence.” WIT Court is an FSP that provides a program for members as an alternative to jail. The program works in collaboration with the community court system and has rules based on the terms of the members’ probation. Violations of probation can lead to jail time which would result in higher numbers of members serving jail sentences than other FSPs
Graph C represents the average tenure of members given each MORS score. As it should be, members with the MORS score of 7 have the highest tenures, all of whom fall under the discharge category of graduation. MORS 6 is described as “Rehabilitating” so it makes sense that those members would have a longer tenure as they are doing well in their recovery. MORS 4 has a higher tenure number than we would expect because it is described as “low risk/not engaged.” The members who were discharged with a score of 4 tended to either be much higher tenure days or lower. Two of the members have over 1,300 days of tenure, and two have less than 150 days of tenure.
Graph D represents the average tenure reflective of the discharge options. As expected, graduates have the longest tenure of all the discharge options. The members who graduate spend the most time here, actively involved in their recovery. Outside of graduates, the most important discharge reason for the program is “Discontinued Services.” WIT looks at the members who fall under this category and evaluate what we could have done differently to prevent a member from wanting to discontinue services with us.
Graph E represent the MORS breakdown for those members who met all of their recovery goals and graduated the program. Sixty-six percent of the members had a score of 7. The members who were discharged as graduates with a score of 2 or 4 had met their recovery goals for the WIT program but were transferred to another FSP as a result of them no longer being participants in the court program. They still needed the FSP style of care and service, however needed an FSP not linked to the court. The average Tenure for a member who graduated from WIT Court was 1010 days, which is a little over two years and nine months.
Graph F represents the MORS scores of members who were discharged as a result of the FSP not being able to locate them. Members must be gone and out of contact with the FSP for a minimum of 30 days before they are discharged. For the members who scored a 2 or 3 on the MORS, they are classified as “high risk” by the scale, meaning they are highly susceptible to their mental illness, which can lead to erratic behavior and cause many people to abandon the help before them. The goal of the FSP is to reduce the risk these members face and to help them in their road to recovery, however they have to want the help before we can give them the help. On the positive, 21% of the members who were not able to be located were later located after they had been discharged and are currently actively involved in the program and their recovery.
Graph G represents the MORS scores of members who were discharged due to serving a jail sentence of longer than 30 days. The WIT Court program is a collaborative that works with the community court system and the probation department. Members in the program are on probation and use the program as an alternative to jail time. Due to this fact, the members are on formal probation and have to abide by those rules. If they violate the rules of probation they are subject to jail time and other sanctions. Depending on what violation they commit, their privilege of being in the program can be revoked and result in the member having to serve out the remainder of their time in jail. While the WIT program team advocates against this, the final decision lies with the court system and not the FSP.