Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $775,775)
The Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program supports states, local governments, and tribal governments in partnership with interested persons (including Federal corrections and supervision agencies), service providers, and nonprofit organizations to provide comprehensive reentry services for moderate to high-risk youthful offenders before, during, and after release from confinement.
The Illinois Department of Human Services, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice proposes to update the states strategic reentry plan and develop an implementation plan for the Standard Multisystem Therapy (MST), a community- and family-based intervention with proven effectiveness for reducing recidivism in delinquent youth ages 1217. This evidence-based practice has been shown effective in multiple randomized controlled studies at reducing reliance on out-of-home placements, reducing arrests and incarceration, and improving other behavioral and functioning outcomes. A recent adaptation of this standard model, known as Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults (MST-EA), was recently developed and demonstrated positive findings during an initial pilot. Implementation of the MST-EA is guided by and licensed through MST Services. CA/NCF