New Mexico Success Story
New Mexico conducted a nine-year study on the effects of MST interventions in terms of money and the juveniles in the program. The study revealed “striking outcomes” for MST-treated offenders. Savings amounted to almost $12 million in Medicaid-covered claims in the two years after 1,819 youth completed the program.
Michigan Success Story
The Midland County Michigan 2009 Annual Report highlights how delinquency rates declined more than 70% since 1998 while they saved almost $2 million with MST. Every $1 invested in MST saved between $12 to $38.
Pennsylvania Success Story
This Pennsylvania study compared counties with and without evidence programs and found that counties with evidence-based programs saw a significant decrease in placements.