Colorado State Pay for Success Initiative
Implementation of Multisystemic Therapy in under-served regions of Colorado
The Colorado State Pay for Success Initiative aims to disseminate an intervention called Multisystemic Therapy to underserved regions of Colorado using a Pay for Success funding structure. Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an evidence-based intervention for youth 12-17 who are at high risk of out-of- home placement due to behavioral or substance-use related concerns. The project aims to deliver MST to over 600 families over three years and initiate or expand services in six sites throughout Colorado. Intermediate outcomes include demonstrating effective treatment delivery (treatment fidelity scores and service delivery numbers). Ultimate outcomes assessed include juvenile justice charges, recidivism and out-of-home placement.