This issue brief from NDTAC defines foundational concepts related to the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) in residential juvenile facilities. It describes promising research and provides steps and considerations to review when making adaptations during the planning and implementation of an MTSS in facilities. It also highlights three programs that exemplify key concepts covered in the brief, such as obtaining youth and staff buy-in and measuring outcomes. The brief is designed to help State and local administrators and staff during the planning and implementation stages to improve school and facility climate and better support youth.
A companion to this brief is NDTAC’s June 2016 webinar on MTSS in juvenile residential facilities. The webinar slides, recording, and materials are archived here: https://neglected-delinquent.ed.gov/events/multi-tiered-systems-support-residential-juvenile-facilities