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Worldwide Recognition

MST has received worldwide recognition as an effective, evidence-based treatment for violent and criminal youth.

Listed below by continent are some of the groups supporting MST

All Continents

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has published a Compilation of Evidence-Based Family Skills Training Programmes (2010) on which MST is listed. It provides policymakers, program managers, non-governmental organizations and others interested in implementing family skills training programs with a review of existing evidence-based family skills training programs. They programs appear in descending order according to the level of scientific evidence on which they are based.

Australia

 

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Australian Government

The annual Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards are sponsored by the heads of Australian governments and members of the Standing Council on Police and Emergency Management as a joint Australian Government, state and territory initiative. The awards reward good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crimes in Australia, to encourage public initiatives and to assist governments in identifying and developing practical projects that will reduce violence and other types of crime in the community.

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The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Nest What works for kids list

Nest What works for kids is a growing resource of evidenced based programs, practices and tools, including MST, shown to improve the health and wellbeing of children and youth. It is a database of programs, practices and tools that define best practice, designed for practitioners, researchers and decision makers. The database is searchable through a web based user friendly interface drawing on an initial 1621 assessed evidence based programs.

Europe

 

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UK Early Intervention Foundation (EIF)

The Early Intervention Foundation's (EIF) focus is on the flow of evidence between research, policy and practice, with the goal of driving improvements to children's outcomes and breaking intergenerational patterns of disadvantage and dysfunction. The EIF's Early Intervention Guidebook is a new online platform for up to date information on What Works for Early Intervention. The Guidebook includes a number of programmes which exemplify the range of outcomes through which Early Intervention can provide benefits for children of different ages. The Guidebook will continue to grow through increasing information on intervention costs and the value of outcomes.

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UK Home Office

The UK Home Office provides research and statistics on Home Office responsibilities such as crime, counter-terrorism, the justice system and immigration. Ministers and policy-makers then use these research findings and statistics to inform their decisions. The UK Home Office, headed by the Home Secretary and five other ministers, released a review looking into the growing problem of gangs and gang violence following the gang riots across cities in England.

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

A United Kingdom organization, IPPR researches and analyzes policy on wide-ranging topics from global warming to juveniles engaged in criminal activity.

Crime Solutions

UK National Academy for Parenting Research (NAPR)

The UK National Academy for Parenting Research (NAPR) has an internationally recognized research program to help bring real change to the way practitioners work with parents. The NAPR has created a searchable online database of programs available in England called the Commissioning Toolkit. The toolkit allows policy makers to make informed choices about how suitable a particular program may be in meeting the needs of specific parents. It also clearly shows high-quality interventions which have been proven to work.

North America

 
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Public Safety Canada's National Crime Prevention Centre

The National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC) recognizes some crime prevention interventions as model programs, based on rigorous evaluation studies and positive results in various communities and environments.

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development

Match your children's needs to cost-effective programs that meet the highest scientific standard of evidence for promoting youth behavior, education, emotional well-being, health, and positive relationships

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

CSAP, a part of SAMHSA, is charged with providing national leadership in the fight against substance abuse. MST is listed in CSAP’s National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs and was a recipient of a 2000 Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Program award.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

An agency under the umbrella of SAMHSA, CSAT’s mission is to increase the accessibility and improve the quality of community-based, drug-and-alcohol treatment services.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS)

A United States Department of Health and Human Services agency, CMMS administers Medicare and helps states run Medicaid. Because CMMS has endorsed MST, some states can use Medicaid funding to partially pay for the program.

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy

The coalition identifies social interventions that produce sizable and long-term benefits. Its purpose is to give policymakers and practitioners the information needed to distinguish the few interventions that have rigorous, scientific evidence to back them up.

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM)

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM)

A nonprofit organization, IOM works independently of the government in giving unbiased advice on medicine and health so that informed decisions can be made toward improving health in the U.S.

Mental Health America (MHA)

Mental Health America (MHA)

MHA, formerly called the National Mental Health Association, is a national, nonprofit organization that promotes better mental health and helps those with mental illness. In 2004, MHA wrote, “Research indicates that Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is one of the best available treatment approaches for youth who have mental health treatment needs and who are involved in the juvenile justice system.”

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots advocacy organization that works to improve the lives of people with mental illness. It has lauded MST for being “successful in reducing costly out-of-home placements and criminal recidivism.”

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The institute encourages scientific research on drug abuse and works to disseminate treatments that work.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH is the federal agency that conducts and gives backing to biomedical and health-related research. The agency has found MST effective, saying “program evaluations have demonstrated reductions in long-term rates of rearrest, violent crime arrest, and out-of-home placements.”

Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

OJP, part of the U.S. Justice Departments, helps state and local justice systems develop strategies for dealing with crime.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

OJJDP works to enhance juvenile-justice policies and practices.

Additional Information: CrimeSolutions is a searchable online registry developed and maintained by the Office of Justice Programs which uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.

President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

The commission studies public and private mental-health services to find effective treatments, services and technologies.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA seeks to lessen the negative impact of substance abuse and mental illness throughout the U.S.

US Surgeon General

U.S. Surgeon General

The surgeon general serves as "America's doctor" by providing the best scientific information available on how Americans can improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury.

Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Washington State Institute for Public Policy

The institute conducts nonpartisan research using its own policy analysts and economists, specialists from universities and consultants to determine the cost benefit of treatment models.