Last week the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) approved the release of the fiscal year 2019-2020 Baker Act Annual Report. The Baker Act Reporting Center in the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy at USF produces this report annually in collaboration with DCF.
The report includes information about involuntary (Baker Act) examinations statewide over multiple years. Analyses are also reported by county, judicial circuit, DCF region, DCF managing entity, and Baker Act receiving facility. Those who want a basic overview are encouraged to start by looking at the infographic at the beginning of the report that summarizes the key findings. The report is available on the Baker Act Reporter Center's website.