A Trial of Multisystemic Therapy in UK a Statutory Therapeutic Intervention for Young Offenders
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||participants are male and female adolescents 13-16 years at risk for continuing to commit criminal offences.|
|Treatments||multisystemic therapy, yot (usual services)|
|Sponsor||The Brandon Centre, London|
|Start date||November 2003|
|End date||September 2010|
|Trial size||108 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01713088, MSTBC2012|
To evaluate whether Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is more effective in reducing youth offending and out-of-home placement in a large, ethnically diverse, urban U.K. sample than an equally comprehensive management protocol; to determine whether MST leads to broader improvements in youth sociality and in mediators believed to be responsible for change in MST.
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||single blind (outcomes assessor)|
Change in offending behavior based on police records of criminal offenses committed
time frame: baseline and 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36 months post randomization
self- and parent-rated symptoms of antisocial behavior, delinquency-linked cognitions, personality functioning, and parenting variables
time frame: baseline and 6 months after randomization
Male or female participants from 13 years up to 16 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - age between 13 and 16 years; - living in the home of and being brought up by a parent or principal caretaker; - on a court referral order for treatment or a supervision order of at least 3 months' duration, or, following imprisonment, on license in the community for at least 6 months. Exclusion Criteria: - being a sex offender; - presented only with substance misuse; - diagnosed with a psychotic illness or posed a risk to trial personnel; - incompatible agency involvement (e.g., ongoing care proceedings).
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