People with SMI are about 3 times more likely than the general public to be involved with the criminal legal system. Untreated, symptomatic mental illness is a contributor to this problem. The Sequential Intercept Model provides a framework to spur the development of interventions designed to prevent justice involvement altogether, ideally by way of an effective, criminologically informed treatment system. Such a system includes an Assisted Outpatient Treatment program. AOT is a tool that civil courts and mental health systems employ collaboratively to address non-adherence to treatment. AOT aims to motivate individuals with SMI to engage in treatment and ensure the MH system serves its most vulnerable clients. This webinar will focus on how using AOT can impact The Ultimate Intercept- Best clinical practices in the community and Intercept II- Initial Detention and Initial Hearings, including how AOT can be used to reduce the need for hospital-based competency restoration.