Reducing Recidivism Rates And Its Effects On Juvenile Offenders
Many studies have shown that MST significantly reduces recidivism in juvenile offenders. Currently, MST has over 500 teams in 34 states, 15 countries and is treating more than 23,000 youths each year. I argue that this should be used everywhere as the first choice in juvenile court. Yearly __ is spent on youth services. The amount that is spent on repeat offenders is ___. The percent of recidivism with current practices is ___.
The goal of my research is to show how Multisystemic Therapy is the best option for juvenile offenders and our communities. If the United States is serious about reducing crime, then Multisystemic Therapy should be utilized in every state.
Teenage boys commit the highest percentage of crimes of all age groups. Antisocial behavior is most common in youths who commit crimes. Antisocial behavior tends to persist across generations. Conduct-disordered youths are overrepresented…