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R-FACT Training and Technical Assistance


Community Forensic Interventions, LLC, provides training and technical assistance services that are tailored to meet community needs, whether starting a new FACT program or optimizing an existing one.  For locales interested in starting a new FACT program using the Rochester model, training is provided through a combination of on-site interactive workshops and teleconference meetings.  All training activities are enhanced through the use of printed and video-based materials.  Training covers key elements of program development, implementation, operation and evaluation.  Training topics include: 

  •     How the Rochester FACT model (R-FACT) differs from ACT

  •     Building community stakeholder support

  •     Establishing program admission and discharge criteria

  •     Integrating criminogenic risk assessment into treatment planning

  •     Building effective mental health - criminal justice collaborations

  •     Promoting engagement of diverse consumer populations

  •     Ensuring trauma-informed care delivery
  •     Ensuring safe practice in high-risk community settings 

  •     Monitoring and ensuring fidelity of R-FACT services

  •     Assessing program outcomes


Community Forensic Interventions, LLC, also offers technical assistance to locales seeking to optimize the performance of existing FACT programs.  Technical assistance is provided through consultation with program leadership and through on-site program assessment to identify opportunities for improvement.  Common FACT program implementation and operational challenges can include: 

  • Hiring the right staff

  • Preventing staff burn-out

  • Achieving enrollment targets

  • Managing pressure to over-enroll

  • Finding appropriate housing

  • Implementing harm reduction practices

  • Effectively addressing non-adherence

  • Forming mental health - criminal justice partnerships
  • Balancing clinical and legal roles

  • Addressing dual agency concerns