Supportive Housing for the Disabled Reentry Population
The District of Columbia Frequent Users Service Enhancement Pilot Program
| Cataloged on:
May. 08, 2012
ANNOTATION: This report provides a look at the D.C. Frequent Users Service Enhancement (FUSE) Pilot Project. FUSE assists high-risk and high-need mentally ill offenders that are “frequent users”, individuals who have extensive histories of cycling between homelessness, the Department of Mental Health, and the Department of Corrections. Six sections follow and executive summary: history and development of FUSE; characteristics of the Frequent User population in D.C.; performance of the Frequent User pilot; preliminary outcomes of the pilot; and conclusions and next steps. While participants were generally extremely satisfied with the services FUSE provides, administrative outcomes “are difficult to access given the short follow-up period within to explore outcomes and the lack of a comparison group” (p. vi).