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8 Quotes About MST That Tell It All

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Jan 2, 2018 1:10:00 PM


Happy New Year to all our families and colleagues around the world

Join with us as we close out 2017 by celebrating all the work Multisystemic Therapy has done to achieve proven results for families and communities. We look forward to 2018 and plan to continue our efforts to meet the needs of those we serve.

Take a moment to read what people and communities say about their experience with the program. For those who don’t have access to effective alternatives to placement, detention and out-of-home care, our resolution is to further our reach in 2018. Our goal is to leave no family or community behind.

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Holiday Greetings from MST Services

Posted by MST Services

Dec 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

'Tis the season for happiness and good cheer and making holiday wish lists.
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Topics: MST Infographic

Experts Weigh in on Why Sending Kids To Prison Doesn't Work

Posted by MST Services

Mar 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM


Sending kids to prison doesn't work

Does it stand to reason that a delinquent 15-year-old sent to state detention for six months where he receives no counseling, no rehab and little or no education will return home better adjusted and less likely to commit crimes?

William Byars Jr., former director of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, doesn’t think so. “I believe if you are raising a teenager in prison, you’re probably raising a convict.” What happens is the boy picks up new ways to get into trouble from others in the facility. They don’t talk about the Theory of Relativity or “Moby Dick.” No, they’re talking about getting high, getting even for some perceived slight, how to rob a liquor store, egging each other on, each trying to be the big man.

Watch the video to hear from experts and parents of juveniles on why sending kids to prison doesn't work.

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Topics: MST outcomes, evidence-based, Juvenile crime

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