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Juvenile Justice Reform: Making the "Missouri Model" an American Model
Marian Wright Edelman - Mar 12, 2010

The state of Missouri has created a juvenile justice system ...Read Story »

States Adopt Missouri Youth Justice Model - Mar 07, 2008

As states grapple with spiraling prison costs and reports of abuse in juvenile lock-ups, many are trying to recreate a ... Read Story »

New York Times, “MISSOURI SYSTEM TREATS JUVENILE OFFENDERS WITH LIGHTER HAND - Mar 26, 2009

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — VonErrick celebrated his 14th birthday last year by committing a daylight carjacking, beating the driver to the ground. With... Read Story »

DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES HONORED AS INNOVATIONS IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AWARD WINNER - Sep 09, 2008

Cambridge, Mass., – Sept. 9, 2008 – The Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School today announce... Read Story »

The Right Model for Juvenile Justice - Oct 28, 2007

With the prisons filled to bursting, state governments are desperate for ways to keep more people from committing crimes and ending up behind bars.... Read Story »

Mighty Missouri Model Honored by Harvard; Now What? - Oct 01, 2008

There is no shortage of testimonials from the juvenile justice field when it comes to the
confinement strategies used by the state of Missou... Read Story »

Charity Works to Transform Lives by Transforming Youth-Correctional Facilities - May 15, 2008

Laurel, Md.
The scene resembles a dormitory lounge: Half a dozen teenagers hover around a large television
screen in this brick resid... Read Story »

On The Radio

WAMC Northeast Public Radio interview recorded live with Dr. Alan Chartock and Mark Steward - Sep 17, 2009

Click here to listen.

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NPR-All Things Considered - Oct 31, 2007

The second-part of the story discusses how Texas is looking to Missouri for ideas on how to reform its troubled...Click here to listen.

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NPR-All Things Considered - Oct 30, 2007

MO DYS compared to Texas. Click Here to Listen...

Press Kit

Our Mission

To be a passionate advocate and systems change agent to support and develop the best juvenile justice system that is sustainable and based on promising/effective practices.

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Our Vision

A movement for the reform and transformation of the Juvenile Justice System nationwide in which all in the system are empowered (youth, families, staff, and community) to create and provide humane systems and programs and quality services to youth and their families.

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Testimonials

"For anyone honestly seeking to transform their juvenile justice system from a correctional model to a positive youth development model, there is no group better than MYSI to help effect that change. MYSI staff truly understood the dynamics of making that kind of huge cultural change in an entrenched system. They handled their technical assistance/training/coaching role with great skill and sensitivity. We would be nowhere near as far along in our reform efforts without MYSI."

VINCENT N. SCHIRALDI
Director - Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services, 2005-2009 (Washington, D.C.)

"The basic logic of youth corrections is that if you treat young people like inmates, they'll act like prisoners. If you treat them like young people capable of being citizens, they'll much more likely act like citizens."

BARRY KRISBERG
President of the National Council on Crime
and Delinquency

Contact

Missouri Youth Services Institute
1906 Hayselton Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Telephone: (573) 556-6155

E-mail: mark@mysiconsulting.org