Highlights of Current Work
- Detention Risk Assessment Instrument (DRAI) Validation Study, summarizing completed analyses, findings & recommendations to improve DJS's decision-making processes on the use of secure detention.
- FFT-G Project, a long-term follow-up of a trial of Functional Family Therapy accommodated to serve gang at–risk & gang-involved youth.
- Supporting Maryland DJS service array development & analysis, including a Program Questionnaire for providers that serve DJS-involved youth.
We are collaborating with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services to implement Multisystemic Therapy and Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults in Baltimore City. By implementing these evidence-based programs (EBPs) in Baltimore, the partners aim to expand the availability of community-based programs proven effective in preventing further justice system involvement among youthful offenders. These EBPs offer youth and young adults a trauma-responsive, multi-systemic approach to behavior change and address mental health, workforce, and educational needs. This work is funded by the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services.
For more information, see the following resources:
• Program overview webinar: Multisystemic Therapy and Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults Informational Webinar
• Program budgeting webinar: MST and MST-EA Budget Overview
• National website: https://www.mstservices.com/
For further information, please email Regina Mayers, MST Expert, The Institute for Innovation and Implementation, University of Maryland, School of Social Work at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Institute's work in Juvenile Justice, please contact Jill Farrell or another one of our experts.