L.A. County Bureau Chief says his staff trusts Multisystemic Therapy as treatment for at-risk youth
I first learned of Multisystemic Therapy (MST) in 2003 when I was assigned to the Los Angeles County Probation Department’s Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) program. JJCPA operates from a platform of evidence-based practices and principles that unite and coordinate a wide range of services. Through JJCPA, the probation department has continued to partner with the Department of Mental Health to contract with local agencies to provide MST services.
It did not take me long to realize the value and potential of a therapist who is engaged with the youth’s social ecology.