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October 14, 2019

Ohio families and advocates praise Governor’s MSY funding announcement

As an advocate for children, youth and families for more than 52 years, I am grateful that Ohio’s Governor, House and Senate listened to parents and young people and have taken action to end the awful practice of forced custody relinquishment of multi-system youth. The term ‘multi-system youth’ refers to children and teenagers with complex...

July 8, 2019

Budget offers hope for Ohio’s multi-system youth and their families

Parents and advocates have worked for five years to abolish forced custody relinquishment of multi-system youth in Ohio, and we are hopeful that, due to broad bipartisan support, this budget will bring an end to this heartbreaking practice. No one can better explain the heartbreak of a forced custody relinquishment than a parent who has...

May 23, 2017

Ohio General Assembly Considering Implementing Multi-System Youth Recommendations

MULTI-SYSTEM YOUTH (MSY) refers to a child or youth with significant mental health, addiction and/or developmental delays who is involved or at risk of being involved with child protection and/or juvenile justice due to not being able to access the right services or supports to remain stable and in their own home.  Multi-system youth have complex...