Connecticut youth served by the state’s Mobile Crisis Intervention Service (Mobile Crisis) program made an average 22% fewer behavioral health emergency department visits over an 18-month follow-up period. The reduction ranged from 13% to 29%. Connecticut's Mobile Crisis program was established in 2002 by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) for youth aged 18 years and younger, and 19-year-olds who still attend high school. The program was created to serve children in their homes and communities in order to reduce the number of visits to hospital emergency rooms, and to divert children . . .
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