Report

Kid “jails” are routinely found to be unsafe, unhealthy and unconstitutional. Not in Missouri. Its award-winning, unconventional approach for dealing with the most hardened juvenile offenders is producing incredible results with less money.  It has been widely cited and often praised—but seldom replicated. This nuts and bolts report is here to change that. 

January 1, 2010

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Detailed depiction of the 6 core building blocks of the Missouri Model.

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    How community trumps confinement in making the Missouri Model work.

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    What core beliefs and values drive this award-winning program for rehbilitating juvenile offenders.

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    What the kids in the program have to say.

Key Takeaway

25% to 30% of kids in the program had some form of family ther­apy before leaving custody.

In 2001, the American Youth Policy Center identified Missouri as a “guiding light” for reform in juvenile justice. 85% of kids in the program were productively engaged in education or employment at the time of their release. 25% to 30% of kids in the program had some form of family ther­apy before leaving custody.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations