On January 26th, CSI senior staff attended the annual meeting of the CSI Board of Directors. During this meeting, one of our program leaders, Sedgrid Lewis, Georgia State Director, presented on the history, growth, and impact of our Georgia Multisystemic Therapy (MST) programs. His presentation was inspirational, well received, served as a good anchor for why CSI services are needed in our communities, and demonstrated how lives are improved every day by those working in our agency.
In addition, Chief Operating Officer Sherry Albert, presented on some of the program outcomes for Fiscal Year 2017 (covering the period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).
Did you know that in FY2017, our Adult Work Release Programs served 1140 individuals with a 78% successful discharge rate? There were 3446 persons served in the Adult Connecticut AIC programs and our California programs during that same period, with an 83% successful completion rate.
CSI’s Youth Programs served 1185 youth in six states (Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island). CSI’s MST outcomes improved in all three “ultimate outcome” categories during FY17, with 86% of youth living at home at time of discharge (up from 85% in FY16), 83% in school or employed (up from 82%), and 86% with no new arrests (up from 83%).
These are incredibly impressive outcomes and illustrative of the positive impact of our roughly 50 programs across the country.