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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...


Ohio General Assembly considering implementing Multi-System Youth recommendations

MULTI-SYSTEM YOUTH (MSY) refers to children or young people 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...