In 2006, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
established two pilot sites for the Integrated Crisis Response Program.
At these sites, Designated Crisis Responders (DCR) investigate and
have authority to detain individuals with serious mental illness or
substance abuse problems. Elsewhere in the state, this function is
conducted separately by mental health professionals and chemical
dependency specialists. The pilots also created secure detox facilities to
hold involuntarily detained individuals. This report describes outcomes of
clients admitted to these secure detox facilities. Due to the preliminary
nature of this study and the challenge of identifying an adequate
comparison group, these findings should not be considered final.