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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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Nine Strategies Schools Can Use to Help Their Students Succeed 
Schools can use these nine strategies to help their students succeed in school and keep them out of the juvenile justice system.   Read more.
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How Judges Can Lead Juvenile Justice Reform  
The Hon. John Sumner of Georgia tells how judges played a key role in bringing juvenile justice reform to that state.   Read more.
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National Hispanic Heritage Month and the Importance of Spanish in MST
In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, an MST expert reflects on how her fluency in Spanish helped in her work with Latino families. Read more.
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Nine Strategies Families Can Use to Help Their Children Succeed 
These nine strategies can help your student succeed in school--and keep him or her out of the school-to-prison pipeline. Read more.