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What is Multisystemic Therapy?

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family- and community-based treatment program that focuses on addressing all environmental systems that impact chronic and violent juvenile offenders -- their homes and families, schools and teachers, neighborhoods and friends. MST recognizes that each system plays a critical role in a youth's world and each system requires attention when effective change is needed to improve the quality of life for youth and their families. MST works with the toughest offenders ages 12 through 17 who have a very long history of arrests. Learn more about MST.


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The Last Two Battlegrounds to Raise the Age: New York and North Carolina 
Only New York and North Carolina automatically try 16-year-olds as adults. It’s time to take action to change this. Learn how to help raise the age. Read more
 
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Seven Reasons This Therapist Won a WIT Award  
The strengths and skills of one MST therapist made him stand out and receive the MST Whatever It Takes Award. (WIT award). Read more.
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A Differing Perspective on School Resource Officers
School resource officers are often depicted in negative terms, roughing up students and arresting them. One MST Expert has a very different experience to share. Read more.
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What Does the Research Show About School Resource Officers? 
Dr. Scott Henggeler, the developer of Multisystemic Therapy, shares this commentary and the evidence behind School Resource Officers. Read more